American Association for Advancement of Science elects two

WASHINGTON – Douglas R. Call and Norman G. Lewis of Washington State University have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

They are among 401 members elected this year by their AAAS peers because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

As part of the section on agriculture, food and renewable resources, Call was elected for contributions to food and water safety, particularly through molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria in agricultural systems.

“This is a credit to the incredibly positive and supportive work environment that I’ve been able to enjoy for the past 15 years at WSU,” said Call.

As part of the section on biological sciences, Lewis was elected for discovering lignan biochemical pathways (important for biofuels development), including dirigent proteins controlling monolignol phenoxy radical-radical coupling and assembly of macromolecular lignins.

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Eric Sorensen, WSU News, 509-335-4846,