Ambros signs Book of Members in AAAS induction

October 19, 2011

ambrose_signingVictor R. Ambros, PhD, was among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct.1.  
 

Victor R. Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine, signed the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members during induction ceremonies on Oct. 1 in Cambridge. Dr. Ambros was among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the 231st Class of the Academy.

 

Founded in 1780, the American Academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy and education.

“Induction recognizes extraordinary individual achievement and marks a commitment on the part of new members to provide fundamental, non-partisan knowledge for addressing today’s complex challenges,” said American Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz.

Ambros joins UMMS faculty member Craig C. Mello, PhD, 2006 Nobel Laureate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, who was inducted in 2008.

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