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Faculty, alumni named AAAS fellows

Photo: Michael E. LammCase Western Reserve University faculty and alumni are among the 308 fellows elected to the esteemed American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2004. New fellows are elected because of their efforts to advance science or its applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Michael E. Lamm, a professor of pathology at the Case School of Medicine, was named to the section on medical sciences for fundamental insights into cellular and molecular aspects of mucosal immunology, including lymphocyte trafficking and structure, assembly, transport and host defense functions of immunoglobulin A antibodies.

Lamm is also an alumnus of the university, having earned a master of science degree in chemistry at the university in 1962.

Three additional alumni of the university, including one adjunct faculty member, were named fellows, too:

  • Gregory J. Kubas, who earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from the Case Institute of Technology in 1966, was named to the AAAS section on chemistry for distinguished contributions to inorganic chemistry, including the discovery of transition metal dihydrogen and related sigma bond complexes. He is with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • C. Owen Lovejoy, who earned a bachelor of arts degree from Adelbert College in 1965 and a master of arts degree the history of science and technology in 1967, was named to the AAAS section on anthropology for distinguished contributions to the understanding of human evolution, particularly for studies of the origin and evolution of hominid bipedality. He is a professor of anthropology at Kent State University and is an adjunct assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Case.
  • Bruce D. Walker, a 1980 alumnus of the School of Medicine, was named to the AAAS Section on Medical Sciences for his contributions to the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS resulting in the first identification of a strong cellular immune response to HIV in infected persons. Walker is a professor of medicine and director of the division of AIDS at Harvard Medical School and director of the Partners AIDS Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The organization aims to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and other activities.

The new AAAS fellows will receive official certificates and gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pins February 19 during the 2005 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.


About Case Western Reserve University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.