Dr. Richard Cummings Elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Richard D. Cummings, Ph.D., William Patterson Timmie Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as announced November 28, 2014 by the AAAS.
Dr. Cummings was honored “for distinguished contributions to the fields of glycobiology and glycomics, particularly for identifying the structures and functions of complex carbohydrates involved in numerous cell processes”. Dr. Cummings’ laboratory focuses on the biological functions and structures and functions of complex glycoconjugates, such as glycoproteins and glycolipids. He is the Director of the National Center for Functional Glycomics, an NIH-supported Center at Emory. Dr. Cummings has been at Emory since 2006 when he assumed the role of Chair. He received his Ph.D. in 1980 in biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University and did his post-doctoral fellowship in hematology & oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.