Six faculty members in the biomedical sciences were honored as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They were inducted along with three other Yale faculty members at the association’s annual meeting in Boston in February.

Sankar Ghosh, Ph.D., professor of immunobiology, molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, was named a fellow in the Section on Biological Sciences for “distinguished contributions to the field of immunology.”

Nigel D.F. Grindley, Ph.D., professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, was named a fellow in the Section on Biological Sciences for “distinguished contributions to our understanding of mechanisms of recombination.”

Andrew D. Miranker, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, was named a fellow in the Section on Chemistry for “distinguished contributions to the field of protein folding.”

Anna M. Pyle, Ph.D., the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, director of the Division of Biological Sciences and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was named a fellow in the Section on Chemistry for “fundamental studies on RNA tertiary folding and on the mechanical behavior of RNA remodeling enzymes.”

Gordon M. Shepherd, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, was named a fellow in the Section on Neuroscience “for distinguished contributions to the understanding of the circuitry of the brain and the structure and function of the olfactory bulb.”

Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, professor of chemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was named a fellow in the Section on Biological Sciences for “distinguished contributions to structural biology.”