Ursula Jakob

Ursula Jakob, the Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and professor of biological chemistry at the Medical School, is one of eight University of Michigan faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The U-M researchers are among 489 newly elected fellows announced today by AAAS.

The scientists and engineers were chosen as AAAS Fellows by their peers for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” according to AAAS “ the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

Jakob has made seminal discoveries of how reactive oxygen species play pivotal roles in a range of biological processes and for method development to identify redox-regulated proteins and cellular pathways.

A virtual Fellows Forum—an induction ceremony for the new fellows—will be held Feb. 13, 2021.

Ursula Jakob 

Jakob Lab: Oxidative stress in early life extends lifespan