News from the National Academy of Sciences

April 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members

WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 members and 26 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,403 and the total number of international members to 501. International members are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

Newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of election are:

Ainsworth, Elizabeth; research leader, USDA ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit; and professor, School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Alba, Richard D.; distinguished professor of sociology, sociology department, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York City

Bahar, Ivet; John K. Vries Chair and distinguished professor of computational biology, department of computational and systems biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh

Banerjee, Abhijit; professor of economics, department of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Barkan, Alice; director, department of biology and Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene

Bar-Sagi, Dafna; senior vice president, vice dean for science, chief scientific officer, and professor, department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology and department of medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York City

Basov, Dmitri; professor of physics, department of physics, Columbia University, New York City

Behrensmeyer, Anna K.; research curator and senior scientist, paleobiology department, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Bellen, Hugo; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of molecular and human genetics and department of neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Ben Arous, Gerard; professor of mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City

Berger, Bonnie; Simons Professor of Mathematics, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and associate member, The Broad Institute, Cambridge

Besansky, Nora J.; O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.

Blum, Joel D.; John D. MacArthur Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Gerald J. Keeler Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, department of earth and environmental sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bonhoeffer, Tobias; director, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich, Germany

Borucki, William J.; space scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif.

Brady, John F.; Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, division of chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Brooks, Alison S.; professor of anthropology, anthropology department, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Brown, Marilyn A.; Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Cabrera, Blas; full professor and chair, department of physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Calzetti, Daniela; professor and head, department of astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Carreira, Erick M.; professor of chemistry, department of chemistry and applied biosciences, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Case, Anne C.; Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, and director, research program in development studies, department of economics, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Caves, Carlton M.; distinguished professor emeritus and research professor of physics and astronomy, department of physics and astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Cerf, Vinton G.; chief internet evangelist, Google Inc., Reston, Va.

Chang, Howard Y.; professor of dermatology, and director, Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Cheng, Yifan; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

Chinnaiyan, Arul M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology, American Cancer Society Research Professor, and director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

Christiano, Angela; Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Genetics and Development, departments of dermatology and genetics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City

Clark, James S.; Nicholas Professor of Global Environmental Change, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Conaway, Joan W.; investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Mo.

Corces, Victor G.; HHMI Professor and Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Biology, department of human genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

DeMarco, Laura G.; Henry S. Noyes Professor of Mathematics, department of mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Diffley, John F.; associate research director, Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom

Druffel, Ellen R.M.; Fred Kavli Chair in Earth System Science and distinguished professor of earth system science, department of earth system science, University of California, Irvine

Engle, Randall; full professor, School of Psychology, College of Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Altanta

Fagin, Ronald; IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif.

Freese, Katherine; Jeff and Gail Kodosky Professor of Physics, department of physics, The University of Texas at Austin; professor, Stockholm University

Gaitsgory, Dennis; professor, department of mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Galli, Giulia; Liew Family Professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations, Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Galloway, James N.; Sidman P. Poole Professor, department of environmental sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Goldin-Meadow, Susan J.; Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, department of psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Goldstein, Lawrence S.; director, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and UCSD Stem Cell Program, and professor, department of cellular and molecular medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Granovetter, Mark; Joan Butler Ford Professor, department of sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Green, Douglas R.; member and chair, department of immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Griess, Robert L.; John Griggs Thompson University Professor, department of mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Habener, Joel F.; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and chief, laboratory of molecular endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Hames, Raymond B.; professor of anthropology, department of anthropology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Hirschmann, Marc M.; Gunn Professor, department of earth and environmental sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Howe, Gregg A.; university distinguished professor and MSU foundation professor, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Huang, Yonggang; Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, department of mechanical engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Hurley, James H.; Judy C. Webb Chair and professor of biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

Hwa, Terence T.; co-director, specialization in quantitative biology, and distinguished professor, department and division of biological sciences and department of physics, University of California, San Diego

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall; Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Jarzynski, Christopher; distinguished university professor and director, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park

Jenkins, Marc K.; regents professor, department of microbiology and immunology, Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

June, Carl; Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, and director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Keeney, Scott; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and full member, molecular biology program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

Kellogg, Elizabeth A.; Robert E. King Distinguished Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis

Khosla, Chaitan; professor, departments of chemical engineering and chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Kirkpatrick, Mark; T.S. Painter Centennial Professorship in Genetics, department of integrative biology, University of Texas, Austin

Kormendy, John; Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy, Emeritus, department of astronomy, University of Texas, Austin

Krainer, Adrian R.; St. Giles Foundation Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Kremer, Michael; Gates Professor of Developing Societies, department of economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Kubiak, Clifford P.; distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

Larson, Kristine M.; professor emerita, department of aerospace engineering sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder

Lewis, Richard S.; professor of molecular and cellular physiology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Lieberman, Judy; endowed chair of cellular and molecular medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; and professor, department of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.

Lima, Christopher D.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

Lindblad-Toh, Kerstin; professor in comparative genomics, Uppsala University; and scientific director of vertebrate genome biology, The Broad Institute, Cambridge, Mass.

Liverman, Diana M.; director, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Tucson

Livingstone, Margaret S.; Takeda Professor of Neurobiology, department of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Lurie, Jacob; professor of mathematics, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

Majumdar, Arunava; Jay Precourt Professor and senior fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, department of mechanical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Mann, Michael E.; director, Earth System Science Center, and distinguished professor of atmospheric science, department of meteorology and atmospheric science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

McMahon, Andrew P.; director, Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center, provost professor, Keck Professor, and chairman, department of regenerative medicine and stem cell biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Merad, Miriam; professor of immunology and oncological science, co-leader, cancer immunology program, and director, Immunology Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

Miller, Scott J.; Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Millis, Andrew J.; co-director, Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute; and professor of physics, department of physics, Columbia University, New York City

Moore, Gregory W.; professor of physics and Board of Governors Professor, New High Energy Theory Center, department of physics and astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.

Morrison, Sean J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and director, Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Nemirovski, Arkadi S.; John P. Hunter Jr. Chair and professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Nimmo, Francis; professor, department of earth and planetary sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Orth, Kim; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and W.W. Caruth Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research, Earl A. Forsythe Chair in Biomedical Science, and professor, department of molecular biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Pourquié, Olivier; Burr Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Prather, Kimberly A.; professor and distinguished chair in atmospheric chemistry, University of California, San Diego, and Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Encinitas

Przeworski, Molly; full professor, department of biological sciences and department of systems biology, Columbia University, New York City

Quataert, Eliot; professor of astronomy and physics, department of astronomy, University of California, Berkeley

Rexford, Jennifer; Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering, department of computer science, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Rieseberg, Loren H.; Killam University Professor, department of botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Rosen, Michael K.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of biochemistry, and chair, department of biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Rubenstein, John; Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry, department of psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Sarnow, Peter; professor of microbiology and immunology, department of microbiology and immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Schier, Alex F.; professor of cell biology and director of Biozentrum, The Center for Molecular Life Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Schiller, John T.; deputy chief, laboratory of cellular oncology, NIH Distinguished Investigator, and head, neoplastic disease section, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Schmid, Sandra L.; professor and chair, department of cell biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Schmid, Wilfried; professor, mathematics department, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Schuman, Erin M.; director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany

Smith, George P.; Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus, division of biological sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia

Smith, Janet L.; professor of biological chemistry, department of biological chemistry, and Margaret J. Hunter Collegiate Professor, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Staggs, Suzanne; Henry Dewolf Smyth Professor of Physics, department of physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Stoneking, Mark; group leader, department of evolutionary genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Stupp, Samuel I.; Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Summons, Roger; Schlumberger Professor of Geobiology, department of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Symington, Lorraine S.; full professor, department of microbiology and immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City

Tontonoz, Peter; professor and Frances and Albert Pianksy Chair, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Torche, Florencia; professor of sociology, department of sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Toste, F. Dean; Gerald E.K. Branch Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Tsao, Doris Y.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Tycko, Robert; senior investigator, laboratory of chemical physics, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Ullman, Jeffrey D.; professor of computer science, emeritus, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Vaida, Veronica; professor of chemistry, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder

Valent, Barbara; university distinguished professor, department of plant pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan

Vilenkin, Alexander; director, Tufts Institute of Cosmology, and L. and J. Bernstein Chair in Evolutionary Science, department of physics and astronomy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.

Walker, Suzanne; professor of microbiology and immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Weber, Elke U.; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor, departments of psychology and public affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Werker, Janet F.; University Killam Professor, department of psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Wilson, Timothy D.; Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology, department of psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Wooley, Karen L.; W.T. Doherty Welch Chair in Chemistry and university distinguished professor, department of chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station

Young, Lai-Sang; Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City

Zeitouni, Ofer; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Newly elected international members, their affiliations at the time of election, and their country of citizenship are:

Andrews, Brenda J.; professor and director, Terrence Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto (Canada)

Arber, Silvia; senior group leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute, and professor of neurobiology and cell biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Barrett, Spencer C.H.; university professor emeritus, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Toronto (United Kingdom/Canada)

Benjamini, Yoav; The Nathan and Lily Silver Professor of Applied Statistics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Bernards, Rene; professor of molecular carcinogenesis, Utrecht University; and molecular oncologist, The Netherlands Cancer Institute (Netherlands)

Cao, Xiaofeng; co-director, CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science; and head, Center for Genome Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (People’s Republic of China)

Cramer, Patrick; director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Germany)

Dalibard, Jean; vice director, Kastler-Brossel Laboratory; and professor, College of France (France)

Domingo, Esteban; emeritus professor, Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Spain)

Elith, (Rosemary) Jane; professor of biodiversity modelling, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Frohlich, Jurg; professor emeritus, Institut for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Henzinger, Thomas; university president, Institute for Science and Technology Austria (Austria)

Holt, Christine E.; professor emeritus, department of physiology, development, and neuroscience, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Hyman, Anthony; director, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (United Kingdom)

Jorgensen, Bo Barker; professor, department of biology, Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University (Denmark)

Kay, Lewis E.; professor of biochemistry, molecular genetics, and chemistry, University of Toronto (Canada)

Lavorel, Sandra; senior research scientist, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine, CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Savoie Mont Blanc; Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research Portfolio leader (France)

Morris, Richard G.M.; professor of neuroscience, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, (United Kingdom)

Nagaosa, Naoto; director, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science; professor, department of applied physics, University of Tokyo (Japan)

Nobre, Anna C.; director, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, department of experimental psychology, University of Oxford (United Kingdom/Brazil)

Palmer, Timothy N.; Royal Society Research Professor in Climate, Physics, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Powrie, Fiona M.; director, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Shinozaki, Kazuo; university professor, Nagoya University; and director, Center for Sustainable Resource Science, RIKEN (Japan)

Speakman, John R.; professor, University of Aberdeen; and professor, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (New Zealand)

Springel, Volker; managing director, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)

Strickland, Donna T.; professor, department of physics and astronomy, University of Waterloo (Canada)

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