TDAI affiliates Laura Kubatko and Igor Jouline are among seven Ohio State University researchers who have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the most prestigious honors a U.S. scientist can receive.
Fellows are elected by their academic peers because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Kubatko, a professor of statistics and evolution, ecology and organismal biology, and co-director of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, was elected for distinguished contributions to the theory and methodology of phylogenetic analysis, especially with respect to incorporation of coalescent models.
Jouline, professor of microbiology, was elected for distinguished contributions to the fields of microbiology and computational biology, particularly for developing computational approaches to study signal transduction in bacteria.
“These faculty members are the embodiment of Ohio State’s research-based, land grant mission – they are driving science forward to improve lives, not just in Ohio, but around the world,” said Morley Stone, senior vice president for research at Ohio State. “It is researchers like them that make Ohio State a national leader in scientific discovery and excellence.”