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

  • October 3, 2014

    As a young girl on family vacations to Washington D.C., Helen James asked her parents to drop her off at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in the morning and not come back until closing time.  »

  • October 1, 2014
    Inspired by a 1963 issue of Life Magazine to pursue a career in biology, Ray Rodriguez went on to develop one of the first cloning vectors—parts of which are being used today to develop an Ebola vaccine. Outside the lab, Rodriguez enjoys “old-timey” music and SciFi movies. 
  • September 17, 2014

    AAAS Fellow and conservation ecologist Bradley Cardinale discovered his love for ecology while exploring the outdoors with his grandfather. Now his desire for his children to have the same opportunity to experience nature fuels his passion for his research on biodiversity and species conservation.  

  • September 11, 2014

    Just off the Pacific Northwest coast there’s a sleeping giant, the Cascadia subduction zone, a fault line capable of massive—magnitude 9.0 or greater—earthquakes. Geologists warn the fault could slip at any moment. Yet towns and cities from Northern California to Vancouver Island remain woefully unprepared for what follows: the catastrophic destruction of infrastructure, an economic tailspin, and the death of thousands. »

  • August 26, 2014

    When people sense big trouble, they call for help. When the Pacific coral Acropora nasuta senses danger, it summons its own version of 911—an inch-long goby fish. The coral produces a compound that alerts the goby fish of the presence of poisonous seaweed that threatens the coral reefs. In response, the fish quickly gobble it up, thus protecting their own cozy reef home.  »