Professor Phillip Newmark elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology are proud to announce Dr. Phil Newmak’s fellowship with the AAAS, a prestigious scientific society composed of those who have made outstanding contributions to their field.

Newmark was cited for his work in developmental biology, with particular emphasis on regeneration and germ cell development in flatworms, which carry profound implications for the field of regenerative medicine by their ability to regenerate from just a small sample of tissue. Newmark studies how their stem cells contribute to regeneration and tissue maintenance.

He earned his PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994 and joined the U of I faculty in 2001. Newmark is also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the recipient of a CAREER Award from National Science Foundation, and a Damon Runyon Scholar Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. He has been named a University Scholar.

The AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society, was founded in 1848. Fellows have been elected to the organization since 1874. The organization’s stated goal is to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.”

Posted December 18, 2014.