Dr. Ted Abel, the Brush Family Professor of Biology, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Researchers are awarded this honor by the AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. He was recognized for notable contributions to the field of neuroscience, particularly for studies of the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the biological basis of behavior. Dr. Abel is co-director of the Biological Basis of Behavior Program and was named Editor in Chief of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory in 2012.
Dr. Abel and the other newly elected fellows will be honored at the AAAS Fellows Forum on Saturday, Februrary 13, 2016, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.