New York University Professors Danny Reinberg and Yuri Tschinkel have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon the association’s members by their peers.
“This year 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” the association said in its announcement.
New Fellows will be honored in mid-February 2015 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, Calif.
Reinberg, professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at the NYU School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes medical Institute investigator, was cited by the AAAS for “distinguished contributions to the inter-related fields of transcription and chromatin, particularly for biochemical characterization of complex chromatin regulators and the determination of epigenetic states.”
Tschinkel, a professor of mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was cited for “outstanding research in algebraic geometry and number theory and dedicated service as the director of mathematics and the physical sciences at the Simons Foundation.”
Tschinkel leads the Foundation’s Mathematics and the Physical Sciences division.
New York University, founded in 1831, is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; and has 11 other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra. NYU sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university and more international students study at NYU than at any other U.S. university. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, engineering, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.