Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Craig V. Sullivan, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Biology, and Dr. David W. Threadgill, professor and head of the CALS Department of Genetics, were honored Feb. 19 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the association’s annual meeting.
Each year, the AAAS Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Fellows are nominated by their peers and undergo an extensive review process.
Sullivan was recognized for distinguished contributions to vertebrate reproductive biology, advancing knowledge of oogenesis in fishes and establishing striped bass farming as a major form of aquaculture.
Threadgill was recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of genetics, particularly for envisioning the Collaborative Cross model and establishing a new paradigm for pre-clinical drug safety testing.
They are among 503 scientists to be honored this year by AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. — Terri Leith