Two profs at UA win big honor in science

November 13, 2007

By hammersmith

[Source: Eric Swedlund, Arizona Daily Star] – Two University of Arizona professors are newly elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Carol A. Barnes and Nancy A. Moran are among 471 scholars nationwide who are being recognized by their peers this year for their scientific achievements. They will be honored at the Fellows Forum on Feb. 16 during the association’s annual meeting in Boston.

Barnes is a regents’ professor in psychology and director of the UA’s McKnight Brain Institute. She specializes in cognition and aging, with research about how the normal aging process causes changes in the brain.

Moran is a regents’ professor in ecology and evolutionary biology. Her research on the evolution of biological complexity focuses on the symbiotic relationships between animals and their partner bacteria.

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest scientific society and publishes the journal Science.