Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding contributions to oncology
Two MD Anderson scientists have earned membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Michelle Barton, Ph.D., dean, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, and professor of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, was selected for her research in understanding p53 tumor suppression in stem cells.
Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., professor and former chair of Breast Medical Oncology, was selected for his breakthrough advances in treating breast cancer.
AAAS Fellows are elected by members of the 141-year-old organization. With the induction of Barton and Hortobagyi, MD Anderson's faculty includes 33 AAAS Fellows.
Barton and Hortobagyi were among more than 300 new fellows honored in a Feb. 13 ceremony at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
"Election to AAAS is a great honor that highlights the impressive accomplishments and research excellence of MD Anderson's two newest Fellows. We take pride in our faculty's efforts and involvement with AAAS, and we remain committed to pursuing exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research, education and prevention."