Ginger Armbrust named AAAS Fellow
Ginger Armbrust along with nine UW-affiliated researchers are among 539 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.
Virginia Armbrust, professor and director of oceanography, was named a fellow for innovative and fundamental applications of molecular approaches to address the roles of phytoplankton in marine ecosystems. Phytoplankton generate about half the oxygen humans breathe, form the base of the food web in the seas and remove the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Armbrust, UW faculty member since 1996, also is co-director of the Pacific Northwest Center for Human Health and Ocean Studies. Her bachelor’s degree is from Stanford, 1980, her doctorate is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,1990, and her postdoctoral work was at Washington University, 1990 to 1995.