The department of Ecology & Evolution recognizes and congratulates Joy Bergelson, PhD, James D. Watson Distinguished Service Professor in Ecology and Evolution, and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution, for being elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
She is among an eminent group of 276 individuals, across a range of disciplines — which include five other UChicago faculty — who have been newly elected to one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. The news was announced earlier this week in this UChicago News article. Congratulations, Joy!
Bergelson and her lab (pictured above) completed the first experiments using genetically manipulated plants to disentangle the mechanisms driving observed evolutionary dynamics. They have also pioneered research at the interface of ecology and evolution, namely eco– evolutionary dynamics.