Eugene Sander and Rod Wing are among more than 500 researchers named as AAAS Fellows. Sander has built the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences into a nationally known biotechnology center, and Wing is among the world's most acclaimed plant geneticists.
A major driving force of evolution comes from mistakes made by cells and how organisms cope with the consequences, UA biologists have found. Their discoveries offer lessons for creating innovation in economics and society.
Supapan Seraphin, a materials science and engineering professor, received a Ben's Bells award for her work with students. She makes a famous Thai lunch for them, providing an opportunity to discuss academic concerns.