MSI PIs Named AAAS Fellows

Five MSI PIs have been named as 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. Two of the PIs are have been recognized by the AAAS Section of Engineering and three by the Section of Biology:

Section of Biology:

David A. Bernlohr (Head, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics)

Professor Bernlohr uses MSI uses MSI for two main areas of research: the metabolic relationships between obesity and insulin action and antioxidant defense systems operable in adipose tissue and their regulation by pro-inflammatory cytokines.

Ashley T. Haase (Head, Microbiology and Immunology)

Regents Professor Haase uses MSI for projects related to HIV transmission and the search for an HIV vaccine and cure.

Reuben S. Harris (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics; Masonic Cancer Center)

Professor Harris uses MSI for studies of the role of DNA cytidine deaminases in cancer.

Section of Engineering:

David J. Odde (Biomedical Engineering; Masonic Cancer Center)

Professor Odde uses MSI for computer simulations of basic cellular processes, such as cell division, polarization, and migration. This work was featured on the MSI website in August 2017: A Computer Simulation to Study Cancer Cell Migration.

Keshab K. Parhi (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Professor Parhi uses MSI to training machine learning algorithms for seizure prediction/detection, and brain connectivity for disorders such as borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and others.

The Fellowships will be awarded at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas in February 2018.

Other articles about these faculty:

AAAS and the University of Minnesota Announce 2017 Fellows

Two CSE Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

A complete list of the 2017 AAAS Fellows can be found on the AAAS website: 2017 AAAS Fellows Recognized for Advancing Science.