Leadership and Governance

The National Academy of Sciences is governed by a 17-member Council, which includes five officers (president, vice president, home secretary, foreign secretary, and treasurer) and 12 Councilors elected from among the Academy membership.

      Officers      

 

President
Ralph J. Cicerone
President
National Academy of Sciences
Term expires: June 30, 2017

   
Vice President
Diane Griffin
Professor and Chair
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Term expires: June 30, 2017
   
Home Secretary
Susan Wessler
Distinguished Professor of Genetics
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Term expires: June 30, 2015
   
Foreign Secretary
M. T. Clegg
Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Ecology and Evolution
University of California, Irvine
Term expires: June 30, 2014
   

Treasurer
Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy Emeritus
Princeton University
Term expires: June 30, 2016

 
   

     Councilors      

 
Stephen E. Fienberg
Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science
Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University
Term expires: June 30, 2016
   
Carol Gross
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
and Department of Cell and Tissue Biology
University of California, San Francisco
Term expires: June 30, 2014
   
 

John Hildebrand
Regents Professor
Department of Neuroscience
College of Science
University of Arizona
Term expires: June 30, 2015

   
 

Mary-Claire King
American Cancer Society Research Professor
Departments of Medicine and Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Term expires: June 30, 2016

   

Richard Lifton
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sterling Professor and Chair
Department of Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine
Term expires: June 30, 2015

   

Joyce Marcus
Robert L. Carneiro Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology
Museum of Anthropology
University of Michigan
Term expires: June 30, 2014

   

Douglas Massey
Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Princeton University
Term expires: June 30, 2014

   

Rowena Matthews
G. Robert Greenberg Prof. Emeritus of Biological Chemistry
and Research Professor Emeritus
Life Sciences Institute
University of Michigan
Term expires: June 30, 2015

   
Frank M. Richter
Sewell Avery Distinguished Service Professor
Department of the Geophysical Sciences
The University of Chicago
Term expires: June 30, 2016
   
Irving Weissman
Director, Stanford Cancer Center and the Ludwig Center at Stanford
Professor, Departments of Pathology and Developmental Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Term expires: June 30, 2014
   
 

Peter G. Wolynes
D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics-BCR
Rice University
Term expires: June 30, 2016


   

Maria Zuber
E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Term expires: June 30, 2015

 

 



 
 
 

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