Damania named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow

UNC Lineberger's Blossom Damania, PhD, was one of three professors from UNC-Chapel Hill, and among 396 new fellows in total, who were recognized by their peers for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Damania named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow click to enlarge Blossom Damania, PhD.

From the Office of University Communications

UNC Lineberger’s Blossom Damania, PhD, has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Damania is the Boshamer Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the school’s vice dean for research. She is co-director of the UNC Lineberger Global Oncology Program.

She was one of three professors from UNC-Chapel Hill, and among 396 new fellows in total, who were recognized by their peers for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Damania is being honored for landmark discoveries and contributions to biomedical sciences in the fields of virology, cancer biology and immunology, involving both basic science and translational research.

In addition to her roles within the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger, she is also a Kavli fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, an American Academy of Microbiology fellow, an AACR Gertrude Elion scholar, a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society scholar and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund investigator.

AAAS also named two other UNC-Chapel Hill professors as fellows: Marcey Waters of the UNC Chemistry Department, College of Arts & Sciences, and Mark Zylka of the UNC School of Medicine. There currently are 83 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members who are AAAS fellows.

The AAAS fellows program was founded in 1874. The full list of new AAAS fellows will appear in the November 24 issue of Science, and they will be formally recognized on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 during the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.