In a tradition stretching back to 1874, AAAS Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council for their extraordinary achievements leading to the advancement of science. Jessica Kissinger, Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for distinguished contributions to the field of the evolution of infectious diseases, particularly for bioinformatics approaches.
The 2021 class of AAAS Fellows includes 564 scientists, engineers and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines who are being recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements. The new Fellows will be honored at the annual AAAS meeting in Philadelphia, Feb. 17-20. Along with the rest of their 2021 class, UGA’s three new Fellows will receive an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin whose colors represent science and engineering.