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

  • October 29, 2014

    A large and thriving Maya community all but vanished into the jungles of west central Belize more than 1,000 years ago. Anthropological archaeologists at the University of Central Florida, Arlen and Diane Chase, have spent their careers documenting this lost hub of civilization hoping to uncover insight into the lives of the people who lived there. »

  • October 27, 2014

    While she was a young researcher working on a Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, AAAS Fellow Susan Goldin-Meadow observed a young, deaf boy making unique gestures. Although he didn’t know sign language, Goldin-Meadow realized that his gestures were not just random hand movements but were filled with meaning. »

  • 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.