St. Jude Researcher Elected for Prestigious Fellow Honor
Dr. Brenda Schulman of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Structural Biology Department is now a 2012 fellow and foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Schulman, who joined St. Jude in 2001, is being honored because of her lab's work on understanding cell regulation and division, which can go awry when disrupted and lead to cancer. The AAAS is an honorary society and independent policy research center founded in 1780. Some of its members have included George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Winston Churchill. Current members include more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
In addition to her lab work, Schulman also co-directs St. Jude's Molecular Oncology Program and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. She is a Pew Scholar and has won other prestigious awards for her work.
The 2011 St. Jude fellow was Dr. Martine Roussel. This is the second year the AAAS has honored someone at the hospital.