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UVM Biologist Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Release Date: 01-05-2010

Author: Joshua E. Brown
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UVM biologist Judith Van Houten has been awarded the distinction of "fellow" by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science.

Van Houten is being honored for her "distinguished contributions to the field of chemosensory signal transduction and to development of research infrastructure and pre-baccalaureate education throughout the state of Vermont," AAAS announced.

Van Houten is the George H. Perkins Professor of Biology and director of both the Vermont State EPSCoR program and the Vermont Genetics Network at the University of Vermont.

Of the 531 winners selected, Van Houten was the only scientist from Vermont.

Chosen by their peers, AAAS Fellows are elected annually for distinguished service on "behalf of the advancement of science or its applications."

Van Houten will be recognized for her award Feb. 20, 2010, at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in San Diego, California.

For more information about AAAS Fellows, visit