Shi-Jie Chen, Curators' Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biochemistry has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The fellows are recognized for their efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or fostering applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished (according to the AAAS). Prof. Chen was recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of computational and theoretical biological physics, particularly for theoretical modeling and computational predictions of RNA folding and function. The Fellows, announced Nov. 27, will be recognized at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. During a Fellows Forum on Feb. 16, they will be presented with an official certificate and the AAAS Fellows’ gold and blue rosette pin, the colors of which represent the fields of science and engineering respectively.
Please join us in congratulating prof. Chen on this well-deserved honor!