Sean Munro, group leader in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, has been elected as a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honour bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.
Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 272 affiliated societies and academies of science and publishes the peer-reviewed general science journal Science. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives that include science policy, international programs, science education and public understanding of science.
Sean is distinguished for his outstanding research into the organisation of the intracellular membranes of eukaryotic cells. His work is focussed on the Golgi apparatus, an organelle that plays a central role in the sorting and modification of proteins in the secretory pathway. He is primarily interested in how the Golgi is recognised by the many peripheral membrane proteins that are specifically targeted to this organelle.
The 539 new Fellows will be recognized for their contributions at the Fellows Forum to be held on 18 February 2012 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. They will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.