Giamila Fantuzzi elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Giamila Fantuzzi, KN professor and director of graduate studies, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her distinguished contributions to the field of adipose cell and cytokine biology, particularly in the study of inflammation and inflammatory pathologies.
Fantuzzi will be honored at the annual AAAS Fellows Forum in Washington, D.C., this spring.
A native of Italy, Fantuzzi’s background includes biology, neuroimmunology, endocrinology and infectious diseases. Her research concerns the molecules involved in the regulation of obesity and inflammation, particularly in diseases like acute pancreatitis.
Fantuzzi is listed among the Top Italian Woman Scientists, a ranking of distinguished female Italian biomedical researchers.
“Dr. Fantuzzi is a role model for women and scientists around the world and her election as AAAS fellow recognizes her contributions and influence,” said Carlos Crespo, AHS dean