Dr. Steven D. Clouse, an emeritus professor from NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Clouse, who retired as professor of genomics, plant physiology and horticultural science in December 2015, was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of plant biology, particularly for pioneering studies of brassinosteroid signaling and plant receptor kinases. Since January 2016, he has served as a program director in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.
Other NC State scientists elected as fellows were Dr. John Michael Blondin, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Physics and associate dean for research in the College of Sciences; and Dr. Anastasios A. Tsiatis, professor of statistics. They are among 391 scientists to be honored this year by AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Each year, the AAAS Council – the policymaking body of the society – elects members who have shown “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” Fellows are nominated by their peers and undergo an extensive review process. They will be recognized at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, in February.