Sekuler elected to Society of Experimental Psychologists

Robert Sekuler photoLouis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience Robert Sekuler has been elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.  The society, founded by Edward Titchener in 1904, elects 6 new members annually from among the leading experimentalists in North America. Sekuler and his lab continue to research issues involved with visual perception, visual and auditory memory, and the cognitive process, often using video games in the research process.

Lovett, alumni named AAAS Fellows

Professor of Biology Susan T. Lovett was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS fellows will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology on 16 February 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston. Brandeis alumni elected as fellows are Steve Alexander (PhD ’76), Patrick Casey (PhD ’86), Rui-Ming Xu (PhD ’90) and Charles Brenner (postdoc 93-96).

Lovett, who works on DNA repair mechanisms in bacteria, has recently been profiled on Brandeis NOW.

Brandeis mathematicians in inaugural class of AMS fellows

Department members and emeritus professors named as AMS fellows.

The Math department website notes that Professors Ruth Charney, Ira Gessel, and Kiyoshi Igusa, along with emeritus professors Edgar Brown, David Buchsbaum, Harold Levine, Richard Palais, and Gerald Schwarz, have been named to the inaugural group of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. ¬†According to the description on the AMS website, the “Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.” The first class was announced earlier this month. Among Brandeis alumni in this first batch of fellows, we noted Karen Uhlenbeck (PhD ’68), Jill Mesirov (PhD ’74), Ralph Cohen (PhD ’78), and Ulrike Tillmann ‘85.

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