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Emily Carrington named 2021 AAAS Fellow

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 01:30

Emily Carrington, UW Biology Professor, has been named a 2021 AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Emily is among a standout group of individuals across scientific disciplines to be elected to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, which is one of the most distinct honors within the scientific community.

Emily Carrington, a professor of biology and resident scientist at the UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratories, is honored for her research contributions in biomechanics and ecophysiology, as well as efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in science. Her research has shown how marine life in near-shore ecosystems, especially invertebrates and seaweeds, respond to both short-term fluctuations in their environment and long-term shifts due to climate change. Carrington’s research has illuminated the many ways that expected shifts in oceans due to climate change — including heat waves and increases in dissolved CO2 — will negatively impact shellfish, algae and other organisms in coastal ecosystems and aquaculture. Her investigations of the biomaterials that mussels use to adhere to underwater surfaces have also aided the design of wet adhesives and antifouling surfaces for biomedical and maritime applications. A member of the UW faculty since 2005, Carrington also served as a program director in the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences from 2016 to 2019.

Read the announcement on the AAAS website.

Read the UW News post about Emily and the other University of Washington faculty members elected to the 2021 AAAS Fellows.

Congratulations, Emily!



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