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Juan Alfonzo

AAAS Fellow, 2018

Juan Alfonzo, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and professor of microbiology was elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished contributions to the field of molecular parasitology and RNA biochemistry, using cellular and biochemical approaches to elucidate mechanisms of tRNA editing and modification.

AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific organization, has named fellows every year since 1874, with notable previous fellows including Thomas Edison, Margaret Mead and James Watson. It is one of the most prestigious honors given to U.S. researchers who have made exceptional efforts to advance science. Fellows are selected by their academic peers.