MIC’s Garcia-Blanco member of AAAS!

October 6, 2023 by rmm5m@virginia.edu

MIC’s Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, has been inducted in September 2023 into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies, in recognition of his exceptional scientific contributions.

The AAAS was founded in 1780 – during the Revolutionary War – by John Adams, John Hancock and other founding fathers who wanted to “cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a free, independent and virtuous people.” Since then, the AAAS has recognized excellence in every field of human endeavor. Inductees include Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin and Madeleine Albright, putting Garcia-Blanco in esteemed company.

“Selection to the American Academy humbled me and reminded me of how much we still have to do to deserve this honor,” Garcia-Blanco said. “My group and I will continue our work at the interface of RNA biology and immunology and hope to apply our fundamental research for the common good.” [more]