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Nov. 10, 2005
Contact: Dan Lara, University Relations, (785) 864-8855.

KU pharmacy, geology professors named to distinguished fellowships

LAWRENCE -- Two national associations have recognized two University of Kansas professors for their research contributions in their fields of study.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Roger Kaesler, professor of geology and director of KU's Paleontological Institute, a fellow for his work in paleontology. Christian Schoeneich, professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been designated a fellow by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Kaesler has been on the KU faculty since 1965 and joined the Paleontological Institute as director in 1986. He also is editor of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, published by the institute, as well as curator of the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology of KU's Natural History Museum. He researches the Late Paleozoic Ostracoda of the Midcontinent, concentrating his efforts on quantitative study of morphology and paleoecology.

Kaesler earned his bachelor's in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., and his master's and doctoral degrees in geology from KU.

Schoeneich is internationally recognized as an expert in the area of post-translational protein modification. He joined the KU faculty in 2003, becoming chairman of his department in 2005. He received his diploma from Free University in Berlin, Germany, and his doctorate in chemistry with honors from the Technical University, also in Berlin.

AAAS named 376 fellows for 2005. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin at a ceremony Feb. 18 at the AAAS annual meeting in St. Louis, Mo.

AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848.

AAPS is a professional, scientific society of more than 12,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutions worldwide. AAPS was started in 1986.


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