Chris Rongo elected Fellow of the AAAS

Dr. Rongo

Dr. Chris Rongo, Professor of Genetics, School of Arts and Sciences and Waksman Institute of Microbiology has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his innovations in the field of synaptic cell biology, particularly how cellular reaction to oxygen deprivation plays a critical role in understanding many diseases, including stroke. In the long run, he hopes his research will lead pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs to treat conditions like ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.