Three faculty elected fellows of AAAS

Stanford faculty members in medicine and in Earth science have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Lawrence Steinman

Andrew Hoffman

Two professors at the School of Medicine and one at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

They are among 391 new AAAS fellows chosen this year by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Andrew Hoffman, MD, professor of endocrinology, was selected for contributions to the field of epigenetics, particularly for discerning underlying mechanisms of genomic imprinting and long-range chromatin interactions. Hoffman’s lab examines the role of insulinlike growth factors in normal physiology and in oncogenesis.

Lawrence Steinman, MD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, was selected for discoveries about the molecular basis for lymphocyte homing to the brain in relapsing multiple sclerosis, which led to an effective approved therapy for multiple sclerosis. Steinman, who holds the George A. Zimmermann Professorship, focuses his research on understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis.

Steven Gorelick

Steven Gorelick, PhD, professor of Earth system science, was selected for contributions to improving the understanding of mechanisms of subsurface contaminant transport and for pioneering leadership in developing optimization models for hydroeconomic analysis. Gorelick, who holds the Cyrus F. Tolman Professorship, studies groundwater management, water resources vulnerability in developing regions, optimal remediation design, hydrogeophysics and ecohydrology.

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