The University of Minnesota and AAAS announce 2018 Fellows

Carol Ishimaru and Natalia Tretyakova

Carol Ishimaru (left) with CFANS and Natalia Tretyakova (right) with the College of Pharmacy were named AAAS 2018 Fellows at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

The University of Minnesota and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are excited to announce that two researchers from the University of Minnesota have been named as AAAS Fellows. Election as a Fellow is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Among the 416 members honored this year by AAAS because of their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications are:

Carol Ishimaru, Ph.D. (Section of Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resource)
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)

Ishimaru is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology within CFANS. She has been named an AAAS Fellow for her distinguished contributions to the field of plant bacteriology, particularly in characterization and genomics of coryneform pathogens and developing a biological control for fire-blight disease.

Download a high-resolution photo of Carol Ishimaru here.

Natalia Tretyakova, Ph.D. (Section of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
College of Pharmacy

Tretyakova is a Distinguished McKnight professor with the Department of Medicinal Chemistry within the College of Pharmacy; Masonic Cancer Center member; and member of the Epigenetics Consortium. She has been named an AAAS Fellow for her significant contributions to the areas of chemical carcinogenesis, epigenetics, systems toxicology and analytical chemistry to identify DNA damage and modifications.

Download a high-resolution photo of Natalia Tretyakova here.

AAAS 2018 Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, February 16, 8:00–10:00 a.m. ET at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

This year’s AAAS Fellows were formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 29, 2018.


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American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science ( as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS ( is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert! (, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS. See


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