News from the National Academy of Sciences

April 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,250 and the total number of foreign associates to 452. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

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

Aeppli, Gabriel; professor of physics, ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Andrews, Nancy C.; vice chancellor and dean, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.

Balbus, Steven A.; Savilian Professor of Astronomy and head of astrophysics, department of astrophysics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Bass, Brenda L.; distinguished professor, department of biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Bates, Robert H.; Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, department of government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Behrmann Cohen, Marlene; professor, department of psychology, and director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Berry, Joseph A.; faculty member, department of global ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, Calif.

Betzig, Eric; group leader, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Va.

Biggins, Sue; full member and associate director, division of basic sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Bowring, Samuel A.; professor, department of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Bronner, Marianne E.; Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Burrows, Adam; professor of astrophysical sciences, department of astrophysical sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Chakravarti, Aravinda; professor of medicine, pediatrics, molecular biology, and genetics, and director, Center for Complex Disease Genomics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Cheney, Dorothy L.; professor of biology and member of the graduate group, departments of psychology and anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Cooks, R. Graham; Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Dalla-Favera, Riccardo; Uris Professor of Pathology, department of genetics and development, and director, Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University, New York City

Deaton, Angus; Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and department of economics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Dell, Gary S.; professor, psychology department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Dulac, Catherine; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of molecular and cellular biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Edwards, Scott V.; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and curator of birds, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Eskin, Alexander; professor, department of mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago

Fisher, Daniel S.; professor of applied physics, department of applied physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Geman, Donald; professor, department of applied mathematics and statistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Goldberg, Alfred L.; professor of cell biology, department of cell biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Granick, Steve; director, Institute for Basic Science, Center for Soft and Living Matter, and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Ha, Taekjip; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Hastings, Alan; distinguished professor, department of environmental science and policy, University of California, Davis

He, Sheng Yang; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; and professor, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Head-Gordon, Martin; Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Hinnebusch, Alan G.; chief, Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development, and director, program in cellular regulation and metabolism, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Holloway, Ralph L.; professor of anthropology, Columbia University, New York City

Hooper, Lora V.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and associate professor, department of immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Incandela, Joseph; professor, department of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jackson, Matthew O.; Eberle Professor, department of economics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Jacobs-Wagner, Christine; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology; and director of the Microbial Sciences Institute, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Jasin, Maria; member and William E. Snee Chair, developmental biology program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

Kahn, Robert E.; president and CEO, Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Reston, Va.

Kapitulnik, Aharon; professor of physics, department of physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Karten, Harvey J.; professor of neurosciences and psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Kliewer, Steven A.; Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Basic Cancer Research and professor, departments of molecular biology and pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Kling, Catherine; Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, professor of economics, and director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, Ames

Lande, Russell; Royal Society Research Professor, division of biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, United Kingdom

Lee, Jeannie T.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of genetics and pathology, department of molecular biology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Leonard, Warren J.; NIH Distinguished Investigator and chief, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, and director, Immunology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Levi, Margaret; director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and professor, department of political science, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Liao, James C.; Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Professor and chair, chemical and biomolecular engineering department, University of California, Los Angeles

Lis, John T.; Barbara McClintock Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, department of molecular biology and genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Lundblad, Victoria; professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif.

MacDonald, Glen M.; UC Presidential Chair and distinguished professor, departments of geography and of ecology and evolutionary biology, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles

Malhotra, Renu; professor, department of planetary sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson

Malik, Jitendra; Arthur J. Chick Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, department of electrical engineering and computer sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Mallouk, Thomas E.; Evan Pugh Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, department of chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Messing, Joachim; university professor of molecular biology, Selman A. Waksman Chair in Molecular Genetics, and director, Waksman Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway

Miller, Jeffery F.; M. Philip Davis Chair in Microbiology and Immunology and chair, department of microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics, University of California, Los Angeles

Moon, Randall T.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and William and Marilyn Conner Chair and director, department of pharmacology, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

Mrowka, Tomasz; Singer Professor of Mathematics, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Mukamel, Shaul; distinguished professor of chemistry, department of chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Murphy, Catherine J.; Peter C. and Gretchen Miller Markunas Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Neumark, Daniel M.; chair and Joel Hildebrand Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Nogales, Eva; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, University of California, Berkeley

Poterba, James; Mitsui Professor of Economics, department of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Ramakrishnan, Lalita; professor of immunology and infectious diseases and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Reinberg, Danny; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine, New York City

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca; Stanley C. Moore Professor of Bioengineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, Rice University, Houston

Richeson, Jennifer A.; professor, department of psychology and department of African American studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Rogers, John A.; Swanlund Chair Professor, department of materials science and engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Rothstein, Rodney; professor of genetics and development, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City

Schoelkopf, Robert J.; Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Schroeder, Julian I.; full professor and Novartis Chair in Plant Sciences, division of biological sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Seager, Sara; professor of planetary science and physics and Class of 1941 Professorship Chair, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Severinghaus, Jeffrey P.; professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Shen, Zhi-Xun; Paul Pigott Professor in Physical Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Shenker, Stephen; Richard Herschel Weiland Professor, department of physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Steinman, Lawrence; professor, departments of neurology and neurological sciences, pediatrics, and genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Svoboda, Karel; group leader, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Va.

Tauxe, Lisa; distinguished professor of geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Taylor, Richard; Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

Thorner, Jeremy; professor, division of biochemistry and molecular biology, University of California, Berkeley

Vardi, Moshe Y.; George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, department of computer science, Rice University, Houston

Vosshall, Leslie B.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Chemers Family Professor and head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, Rockefeller University, New York City

Ward, William R.; institute scientist, department of space studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colo.

Western, Bruce; professor of sociology and Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice,  Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Wu, Hao; Asa and Patricia Springer Professor, department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, and program in cellular and molecular medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Zhang, Shoucheng; J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics, department of physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Newly elected foreign associates, their affiliations at the time of election, and their country of citizenship are:

Agrawal, Manindra; N. Rama Rao Chair Professor, department of computer science and engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (India)

Baillargeon, Renée; Alumni Distinguished Professor, psychology department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Canada)

Carrasco, Nancy; professor of cellular and molecular physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. (Mexico)

Casanova, Jean-Laurent; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor and senior attending physician, St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, Rockefeller University, New York City (France)

Gianotti, Fabiola; research physicist and director general designate, ATLAS Department, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland (Italy)

Halliday, Alex N.; head of the mathematical, physical and life sciences division, department of earth sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Ip, Nancy Y.; dean of science, the Morningside Chair Professor of Life Science, and director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong (People's Republic of China)

Jahn, Reinhard; director, department of neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany (Germany)

Jones, Jonathan D.G.; Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Kontsevich, Maxim; professor of mathematics, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France (France/Russia)

Mayor, Satyajit; director, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India (India)

Mehlhorn, Kurt; director, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany (Germany)

Nagata, Shigekazu; professor of medical chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan (Japan)

Nitzan, Abraham; director, Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies; and professor of chemistry, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel (Israel)

Nobre, Carlos A.; director of the Center for Earth System Science and senior scientist, National Institute for Space Research-INPE, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil (Brazil)

Radi, Rafael; professor and chair, department of biochemistry, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay (Uruguay)

Segev, Mordechai; Robert J. Shillman Distinguished Professor of Physics, department of physics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Israel)

Sonenberg, Nahum; full professor, department of biochemistry, Goodman Cander Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Canada)

Stenseth, Nils C.; founding chair, Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Synthesis, and professor and chair, department of ecology and evolution, University of Oslo, Norway (Norway)

Svoboda, Jan; professor in molecular biology, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Tirole, Jean; scientific director, Institut d'Économie Industrielle, Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France (France)

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