The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized biology professor Dr. John Haynes for distinguished contributions to national efforts to enhance STEM diversity, remarkable contributions to science education and training, and significant research in cell biology. Haynes, a David Packard Professor and Dean of Science and Mathematics, was announced a 2020 Fellow in the journal "Science" on Nov. 27, 2020, and honored in an induction ceremony on Feb. 13, 2021.
AAAS was formed in 1848 to promote the development of science and engineering at the national level and represent all its disciplines' interests. Since 1874, AAAS elects fellows who are distinguished scientists, engineers, and innovators. Fellows are recognized for their achievements across disciplines, from research, teaching, and technology, to administration in academia, industry, and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public. AAAS fellows are a lifetime honor and are expected to uphold the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.
Haynes joins a prestigious group of fellows who included luminaries in the science fields such as Thomas Edison, W.E.B DuBois, Maria Mitchell, Steven Chu, Ellen Ochoa, and Irwin M. Jacobs.
Haynes, a Morehouse College alumnus, earned his doctorate from Brown University. He also oversees Phi Beta Kappa Society Delta Chapter of Georgia at Morehouse, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society.