Leadership and Governance

The National Academy of Sciences is governed by a 17-member Council, which includes five officers and 12 councilors elected from among the Academy membership.

      Officers      

 

President
Marcia McNutt
President
National Academy of Sciences
Term expires: June 30, 2022

   
Vice President
Diane Griffin
Professor and Chair
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Term expires: June 30, 2021
   
Home Secretary
Susan Wessler
Distinguished Professor of Genetics
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Term expires: June 30, 2019
   
Foreign Secretary
John Hildebrand
Regents Professor
Department of Neuroscience
College of Science
University of Arizona
Term expires: June 30, 2018
   

Treasurer
William H. Press
Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor
Departments of Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology
The University of Texas
Term expires: June 30, 2020

 
   

     Councilors      

 
Susan G. Amara
Scientific Director
Intramural Research Program
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Term expires: June 30, 2019
   
 
Sylvia T. Ceyer
J. C. Sheehan Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Term expires: June 30, 2018
   
Ingrid Daubechies
James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
Duke University
Term expires: June 30, 2020
   

Susan Fiske
Eugene Higgins Professor
Psychology and Public Affairs
Princeton University
Term expires: June 30, 2020

   
Jeffrey M. Friedman Jeffrey M. Friedman
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
Professor
The Rockefeller University
Term expires: June 30, 2018
   
Fred H. Gage Fred H. Gage
Vi and John Adler Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Term expires: June 30, 2019
   
Susan Hanson Susan Hanson
Distinguished University Professor Emerita
School of Geography
Clark University
Term expires: June 30, 2018
   
Evelyn L. Hu Evelyn L. Hu
Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
Term expires: June 30, 2019
   
Laura L. Kiessling Laura L. Kiessling
Novartis Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Term expires: June 30, 2019
   
Peter Kim Peter Kim
Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry
Stanford ChEM-H
Stanford University School of Medicine
Term expires: June 30, 2018
   

Eve Marder
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience
Biology Department
Brandeis University
Term expires: June 30, 2020

   

Thomas Pollard
Sterline Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Yale University
Term expires: June 30, 2020

 

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