Ten members of the UC Berkeley community – including nine faculty and one staff member — have been elected American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows, one of the most distinctive honors within the scientific community. The 2021 class of AAAS fellows includes 564 scientists, engineers and innovators who are being recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.

Michael Boots, professor of integrative biology. Boots is recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of infectious disease biology, particularly theoretical work on the evolution of virulence and its consequences for intervention and human health.