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UW Professors Terrance Kavanagh, Jay Shendure Elected as Fellows of the AAAS

By December 5, 2018No Comments

Two University of Washington researchers are among the 416 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced in November. Election as a fellow of the AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers, in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications.

Terrance Kavanagh, a UW professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the School of Public Health, is recognized “for studies of effects of oxidative stress on adverse health effects associated with exposure to air pollution and environmental chemicals.”

Kavanagh investigates adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution and chemicals to understand the mechanisms by which they cause toxicity and inflammation. He also studies the role of antioxidants and is developing more accurate in vitro models to test chemicals for potential risk to humans.