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Prof Claudio Stern elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

28 April 2014

The Division would like to congratulate Professor Claudio Stern from CDB, who has been elected as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA) (AAAS).  He is one of 16 Foreign Honorary Members, from a total of 204 newly elected candidates for 2014.

Prof Stern’s reaction to his election:  “I am particularly pleased to be elected to this Academy which is distinctive by covering not only the Sciences and other academic disciplines but also the performing arts - so it will be a special experience to share the stage with Al Pacino, John Irving and others who were elected this year at the ceremony in Boston in October.”

As one of the US’ oldest learned societies and independent policy research centres (it was founded in 1780), the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing global society.  Its early members included Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, and Foreign Honorary Members have included Charles Darwin and Winston Churchill.  Other current Foreign Honorary Members at UCL include Prof Martin Raff and Dame Linda Partridge.

Prof Stern is the J Z Young Professor of Anatomy and was Head of the Research Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology (now CDB) from 2001-2011.  His research focuses on the processes that establish cell diversity and pattern in the early embryo.

Claudio Stern

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