Robert F. Berman, professor of neurological surgery, has been elected as a fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his contributions to the field of brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders and neurotoxicology.

Robert F. Berman
Robert F. Berman

Berman is one of 10 UC Davis faculty members elected as AAAS fellows. All fellows will be recognized at the AAAS annual meeting in February 2020 in Seattle.

Berman specializes in research on brain disorders including fetal alcohol syndrome, autism and Fragile X-associated disorders.

“I’m pleased and honored to have my research contributions in neuroscience recognized by the AAAS,” said Berman, who is also a faculty member with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Neuroscience.

Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well several other related journals.

Other newly-elected fellows from UC Davis include Rajeevan Amirtharajah from the College of Engineering; Nicole Baumgarth from the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Cristina Davis from the College of Engineering; Jiming Jiang from the Department of Statistics; Thomas C.M. Yee from the College of Letters and Science; Kai Liu from the Department of Physics; Dina A. St. Sinclair from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science; and Thomas P. Tomich from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy.