As written by IU President, Pamela Whitten, in “Written by Whitten”:
"Indiana University faculty stand out because they push the boundaries of research, shape our culture and alter the course of history. They also bring their ground-breaking scholarship into their classrooms and labs to enhance the educational experience of IU students. I'm pleased to share that five exceptional faculty members have earned IU's highest academic appointment as distinguished professors for their pursuit of excellence in their fields.
The investigations of Stephen Bell have strengthened our understanding of the origins of life. Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, Stephen is a global leader in chromosome biology through his study of organisms living in extreme conditions.”