Jackson Lab scientist honored for work

Posted Dec. 22, 2009, at 10:15 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:48 a.m.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — A scientist at The Jackson Laboratory has been elected as a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Mary Ann Handel was named a fellow by AAAS for her “distinguished contributions to the understanding of mammalian gametogenesis and its genes, and service to reproductive biology research, including as editor-in-chief of Biology of Reproduction,” according to lab officials. The lab quoted the group’s announcement in a prepared statement it released last week.

Jackson Lab indicated that, of the 531 AAAS members chosen this year to be fellows, Handel is the only one from Maine. Other Mainers previously selected as fellows include Kenneth Paigen, a professor at The Jackson Lab, physician Julius Krevans, who is a trustee emeritus of the lab, and Acadia Institute President Judith P. Swayze.

Handel is expected to receive the honor at the AAAS annual meeting in San Diego on Feb. 20, 2010.

More information is available on the Internet at www.aaas.org.

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