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. Its staff is headed by the NAS Executive Director.

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, 2025
   
Home Secretary
Susan Wessler
Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
International Secretary
John Hildebrand
Regents Professor
Department of Neuroscience
College of Science
University of Arizona
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   

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, 2024

   

     Councilors      

 
Huda Akil
Distinguished University Professor
and Senior Research Professor
Department of Psychiatry
The Michigan Neuroscience Institute
University of Michigan
Term expires: June 30, 2024
   
Nancy C. Andrews
Professor and Dean Emerita
Duke University School of Medicine
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
 


John C. Boothroyd

Burt and Marion Professor of Immunology
and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Term expires: June 30, 2024

   
 
Ruth S. DeFries

Professor
Department of Ecology, Evolution
and Environmental Biology
Columbia University
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
 
Joseph S. Francisco

President's Distinguished Professor
of Earth and Environmental Science
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
Patricia Kuhl Patricia Kuhl
Co-Director, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, and Professor
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   
Richard Lenski Richard E. Lenski
John A. Hannah Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Michigan State University
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   
Kenneth A. Ribet
Professor of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Term expires: June 30, 2024
   
 
Gertrud M. Schüpbach

Professor of Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular Biology
Lewis Thomas Laboratory
Princeton University
Term expires: June 30, 2023
   
Sean Solomon Sean C. Solomon
Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Term expires: June 30, 2022
   
Ruth Williams

Ruth J. Williams
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and
Charles Lee Powell Chair in Mathematics I
Department of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego
Term expires: June 30, 2022

   
 Ruth Williams
Hao Wu

Asa and Patricia Springer Professor of Structural Biology
and Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School
Senior Investigator, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital
Term expires: June 30, 2024
   

     Staff      

 
Ken Fulton Ken Fulton
Executive Director
National Academy of Sciences
   

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