COLUMBIA, Mo. - Reproductive biology. Neuroscience. Microscopic organism processes and toxicology. The contributions to these three scientific fields have earned three faculty members at the University of Missouri the distinction of 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- Zhiqiang Hu, a professor and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the MU College of Engineering.
- David Schulz, a professor of biological sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science.
- Peter Sutovsky, a professor of animal sciences in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, with a secondary appointment in the MU School of Medicine.
Hu's research interest includes wastewater treatment systems, emerging renewable energy and biochemical treatment processes. Hu is being recognized by AAAS "for distinguished contributions to the field of microbial processes and toxicology, particularly in water, wastewater, and waste treatment."
Schulz's interest is in fundamental properties of neural network function, as well as how injuries and neurological diseases impacting the spinal cord change the neural networks located below the injury. Schulz is being recognized by AAAS "for distinguished contributions to the field of molecular neuroscience and neural network dynamics, and for substantial contributions to neuroscience and biology education."
Sutovsky's expertise on reproductive biology has led to new ways to combat infertility in both animals and humans, including improved diagnosis of human male fertility. Sutovsky is being recognized by AAAS "for distinguished contributions to the field of reproductive biology, particularly for discoveries in male sperm physiology."
Founded in 1848, AAAS was the first permanent national organization formed to promote science and engineering. Now, AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society. AAAS also shares research through the Science family of journals.