Taubman Institute director Charles F. Burant, MD, PhD has been elected to the latest class of fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Dr. Burant, an endocrinologist and physician-researcher, was selected for his distinctive molecular and metabolomic research on insulin resistance, therapy for diabetes and management of obesity combined with stimulation of physical activity, the society said.
The AAAS, publisher of the prestigious journal Science, elected 19 other University of Michigan faculty to its 2021 class, out of a total of 564 worldwide.
“AAAS is proud to honor these individuals who represent the kind of forward thinking the scientific enterprise needs, while also inspiring hope for what can be achieved in the future,” said Dr. Sudip S. Parikh, AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals.
Electees are chosen for the lifetime rank of Fellows by steering committees composed of esteemed experts in their disciplines, which range from agricultural science to psychology to engineering.
“These honorees have gone above and beyond in their respective disciplines. They bring a broad diversity of perspectives, innovation, curiosity, and passion that will help sustain the scientific field today and into the future,” the society said in its announcement.
Read the complete list of 2021 Fellows here.