Two CLAIS-affiliated faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) elected seven Yale faculty members in its latest class of fellows, including two who are affiliated with the MacMillan Center’s Council Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS): Enrique De La Cruz and Eduardo Fernandez-Duque. 

AAAS pair

Enrique De La Cruz is professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and head of Branford College. His research focuses on the actin cytoskeleton, molecular motor proteins, and nucleotide signaling enzymes. As a first-generation Cuban-American, De La Cruz is also involved with various scientific societies, journals, and peer review committees, and actively participates in a number of outreach programs focused on enhancing minority participation and career development in the sciences. Read more about his research by visiting the Yale News website.

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque is a professor of anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. As a biological anthropologist his general interest is to understand the evolution and maintenance of social systems and in particular to examine the mechanisms that maintain pair-living, sexual monogamy, and biparental care and the role that sexual selection may have had in their evolution. In 2021, Eduardo and his wife, Claudia Valeggia, received a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a summer research program designed specifically for undergraduate students to conduct full-funded field research in Argentina. Read more about his research by visiting the AAAS website.


To read more about the AAAS fellows, visit the Yale News website.