Piston named AAAS Fellow
David W. Piston, Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, has been selected as a 2015 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He will be formally inducted on February 13, 2016 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Piston is known for his groundbreaking work with fluorescent imaging techniques, which use lasers, glowing molecular tags and other tools to measure and monitor biological processes in cell cultures and in living organisms. Much of his research focuses on the complex relationship among diabetes, blood glucose and the secretion of pancreatic hormones. He was elected as an AAAS fellow for his contributions to developing and disseminating quantitative imaging and mathematical modeling methods, and applying these methods toward understanding the regulation of pancreatic hormone secretion.
Congratulations to Dr. Piston on being chosen for this prestigious and well-deserved award!