Accomplishment Recognition

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Among Nine WashU Faculty Elected to AAAS

Dr. Jeffrey Miner
Jeffrey Miner, PhD, AAAS Fellow

WashU Nephrology is proud to announce that Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  

Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary science society.  Its global mission is to advance science, engineering, and innovation for the benefit of all people.  Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues. 

“I am very honored that the Council of AAAS has recognized the impact of my lab’s research on our understanding of genetic forms of kidney disease, in particular Alport syndrome.  I am thankful for the contributions of outstanding students, postdoctoral trainees, dedicated staff, and collaborators from around the world who have been so critical to these endeavors.”

Jeffrey Miner

Miner, who also serves as Director of Basic Research at WashU Nephrology, is an international leader in basement membrane biology and the involvement of basement membranes in kidney function and disease.  He is an expert in research on Alport Syndrome, a genetic disease of the kidney glomerular basement membrane.  Among his many achievements, Miner was recently elected Treasurer of the American Society of Nephrology (more here).

Nine WashU faculty (two from WashU Department of Medicine) were among 502 new Fellows elected to the AAAS 2023 class.  They were featured in the April issue of Science and will be celebrated at a ceremony on September 21, 2024, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  Read more about the prestigious AAAS here and see all the 2023 AAAS Fellows here.

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