Ten Johns Hopkins University researchers are among 508 distinguished scholars elected to the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected annually for their contributions to their respective fields and the body of science as a whole.
The 2022 class of fellows will be celebrated in Washington, D.C., this summer and will be featured in the AAAS news and notes section of Science in February.
The AAAS Fellows from Johns Hopkins CMDB program are:
Xin Chen – Biological Sciencees
Xin Chen is a professor in the Department of Biology at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Chen’s research focuses on the epigenetic regulation in adult stem cell lineages and during development. Chen is recognized for her distinguished contributions to the field of epigenetics, and particularly for discovering asymmetric histone segregation during Drosophila germline stem cell division.
Juliette Lecomte – Chemistry
Juliette Lecomte is a professor in the Department of Biophysics at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Lecomte’s laboratory studies experimental biophysical chemistry with a primary focus on heme proteins. Lecomte is recognized for her distinguished contributions to the determinants of protein structure, function, stability, and dynamics in solution using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, particularly in relation to the globin family and its origins.