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

  • March 25, 2015
    Environmental policy professor Ann Bostrom studies the best ways to communicate risk—whether it be from natural disasters, vaccines, or climate change. Her work is fueled by her curiosity, a drive to help others. She has eclectic musical tastes—from Daft Punk to Bach to the Kronos Quartet—and she once had a pet tarantula.
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  • March 2, 2015

    Emory University biology professor Patricia Marsteller makes it clear to students of all ages that they can change the world at any time. And it doesn’t have to be a big gesture. »

  • February 25, 2015

    Lynn Cominsky is dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists. Her group has helped to train over 65,000 teachers in innovative ways to teach astrophysics. When she’s not working, she enjoys caring for a menagerie of animals at her ranch and launching rockets in the desert.  

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  • February 4, 2015

    AAAS Fellow William Catterall wants to unravel the mysteries of autism. To do this, he’s examining a debilitating form of the disorder that causes seizures and sometimes death in young children. His key suspects: a genetic mutation and tiny bioelectrical circuits called ion channels. »

  • January 22, 2015

    When AAAS Fellow and neurologist Scott Grafton wanted to set up a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner dedicated solely to research at Dartmouth College everyone said he was crazy. Hospitals and medical schools operate MRI scanners, not psychology departments.

    "Everybody told me we needed an army of physicists to run this machine," Grafton said, adding: "It was totally successful from day one." »