Published on 01/13/11

Baile, Doyle named AAAS Fellows

By Sharon Dowdy

Two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Clifton A. Baile and Michael Doyle were selected for the honor, AAAS’ highest, by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

Dr. Clifton Baile

A CAES professor, Baile is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Agricultural Biotechnology and a D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor of Animal Science and Foods and Nutrition.

He was elected a AAAS fellow based on his contributions in the field of agricultural biotechnology, particularly for fostering translational research and promoting technology transfer in agricultural sciences.

Dr. Michael Doyle

Doyle is a Regents Professor of Food Microbiology and director of the UGA Center for Food Safety on the CAES campus in Griffin, Ga. He was selected for his contributions to food microbiology and toxicology as a researcher, inventor, administrator, teacher and food safety advocate.

Doyle and Baile are among six new AAAS fellows from UGA and are among 503 new fellows who will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

“Drs. Baile and Doyle are unique in that each is a brilliant basic scientist working to ensure that future generations prosper from the work they are doing today,” said J. Scott Angle, CAES dean and director.

“Their work also benefits citizens across the state and the nation today by helping ensure a safe and abundant food supply,” Angle said. “Few scientists have so successfully bridged real-world solutions for today with long-term, basic research that will benefit future generations.”

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million.

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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