Dr. J. Joseph Kim, President and CEO, said, "This AAAS Fellowship award is further recognition of David's visionary and untiring efforts at his lab in the University of Pennsylvania. These efforts led to the first discovery in the field of synthetic DNA vaccines. He created the scientific foundation for Inovio's clinical stage pipeline of synthetic vaccines for cancer, HIV, influenza and many other infectious diseases. It is through David's work that we may look back at this period and call it the "era of synthetic vaccines. We at Inovio congratulate David on this prestigious honor."