Get to know your fellow AAAS members through profiles, special features and our 5 Things About Me series.

  • December 19, 2014
    As a survivor of childhood cancer, Cecil Dybowski found himself drawn to scientific pursuits. And as both a musician and a music aficionado, he has a deep appreciation for music and art. Both of his interests interconnect in his current work: He uses spectroscopy to study how different materials interact, including the chemical reactions that are destroying famous works of art.
  • December 17, 2014

    When AAAS Fellow Andrew Fountain began studying glaciers more than 30 years ago, his research area was considered by many to be a bit of an oddity. These days that’s all changed. »

  • December 12, 2014
    Despite being told that women do not study geology, micropaleontologist Ellen Thomas did just that. She studies deep-sea fossils to reconstruct past periods of rapid global climate change—knowledge that can be used to predict how current and future climate change will impact marine ecosystems. Besides getting muddy in the field, Thomas enjoys music and books and even has a book recommendation for fellow AAAS members.
  • December 8, 2014

    For Berislav Zlokovic, life has been full of intriguing choices. Would he study the heart or the brain? Would he focus on neurons or blood vessels? And, perhaps most importantly, would he become a neuroscientist or an opera singer?

    He has done a lot of both. But rather than becoming a tenor with a medical degree, Zlokovic is known as the scientist who sings. »

  • December 2, 2014
    Biologist and coffee lover Ruth Welti enjoys spending time with plants in the lab where she studies their stress responses—and in her garden where she goes to relax. Be sure to check out her daughter’s amazing rap video on water bears!