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Dokholyan elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fourteen Penn State faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, including Penn State College of Medicine faculty member Nikolay Dokholyan. He is the G. Thomas Passananti Professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Dokholyan, a member of Penn State Cancer Institute, was recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of computational biology and biophysics, particularly for developing technologies that illuminate biological mechanisms using principles of physics.

“On behalf of the research community at the College of Medicine, I congratulate Nikolay on this impressive achievement,” said Dr. Leslie Parent, vice dean for Research and Graduate Studies. “His approach using physics and computational biology to make key insights into the molecular basis of disease has moved the field forward.”

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. This year, 443 individuals were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in advancing science.

Read more about Dokholyan’s work investigating ALS.

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