Nov 30, 2015
Professor Patrick Harran
Professor Patrick Harran is one of two UCLA faculty members selected as 2015 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The Donald J. and Jane M. Cram Professor of Organic Chemistry, Professor Harran builds new chemical compounds in creative ways and uses those molecules to drive research in biology and medicine.
Professor Douglas Black, UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics also received the honor.
AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Since 1874, the AAAS has chosen members for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. 
A total of 347 scholars were selected this year; they will be honored Feb. 13, 2016, at the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The AAAS, founded in 1848, is a nonprofit whose mission is to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs and science education.
To learn more about Professor Harran's research visit his research group's website.
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