COSAM News Articles 2018 December Two COSAM Researchers Recipients of AAAS Distinction

Two COSAM Researchers Recipients of AAAS Distinction

Published: 12/03/2018

By: Maria Gebhardt

Dr. Kenneth M. Halanych of the Department of Biological Sciences and Dr. Stewart W. Schneller of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University are the recipients of the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.

AAAS Fellows are selected by their peers and have made a significant advancement in the field of science.

“I am extremely proud that Ken Halanych and Stewart Schneller are being recognized as 2018 AAAS Fellows,” explains Dean Nicholas Giordano. “This prestigious lifetime distinction affirms the level of high-quality research and commitment in Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics.”

Dr. Halanych is recognized for his contributions on invertebrate evolution and marine genomics. “I am excited and humbled to be recognized as an AAAS Fellow for my work in the field of science,” says Dr. Halanych. A professor in Biological Sciences since 2013, he is known internationally for his research and has authored almost 80 papers in major publications.

Dr. Schneller is recognized for his excellence on research, development of the next generation of scientists, public outreach and innovative educational efforts within in the general community. “It is a tremendous honor to be selected as an AAAS Fellow based on my contributions,” shares Dr. Schneller, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and former Dean of COSAM. Regularly since 2012, the Schneller laboratory at Auburn University has reported compounds with broad spectrum effectiveness towards the four hemorrhagic fever viral classes, including Ebola.

Dr. Halanych and Dr. Schneller join more than 20 researchers at Auburn University including 10 researchers in COSAM that are AAAS Fellows. 



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