Kenneth D. Poss and David M. Tobin Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Kenneth D. Poss and David M. Tobin

Kenneth D. Poss, PhD, and David M. Tobin, PhD

Two of the seven Duke University faculty members named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today are faculty in the School of Medicine. The prestigious appointment is obtained through peer nomination and is based on scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Kenneth D. Poss, PhD, James B. Duke Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and director of the Regeneration Next Initiative, was named for his distinguished contributions to the field of organ regeneration, particularly using zebrafish as a model to study mechanisms underlying heart regeneration.

David M. Tobin, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology was named for his distinguished contributions to the field of mycobacterial pathogenesis and host response, particularly using a zebrafish model to understand both bacterial and host contributions.

A full list of the Duke University inductees—seven of the 443 new fellows this year—can be found on Duke Today. The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on February 15 during the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle.