The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization that has been around since 1848. The goal of the organization is to advance science, engineering and innovation globally. It publishes the prestigious journal Science and several other scientific publications. Every year AAAS names fellows based on their contributions to science. This year the University of Missouri had six members of its faculty earn the esteemed honor of being named a fellow. Dr. Stephen Alexander is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at MU and was a recipient of the award. KBIA’s Alexandra Olgin sat down with him, to discuss his award and his research.