News from the National Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2014

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 2,214 and the total number of foreign associates to 444. 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:

Abbott, Larry; William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience, department of neuroscience, Columbia University, New York City

Acemoglu, Daron; Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Economics, department of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Angelaki, Dora E.; Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and chair, department of neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Barillas-Mury, Carolina; chief, Mosquito Immunity and Vector Competence Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Bean, Bruce P.; professor, department of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Bearman, Peter; Jonathan R. Cole Professor of the Social Sciences, department of sociology, Columbia University, New York City

Boger, Dale L.; Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

Borcherds, Richard E.; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Brown, Emery N.; Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, department of anesthesia and critical care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Buckler, Edward S.; USDA Agricultural Research Service; and adjunct professor, department of plant breeding and genetics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Burrows, Cynthia J.; Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Candès, Emmanuel J.; Barnum-Simons Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, department of mathematics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Chen, Zhijian (James); investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of molecular biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Clore, G. Marius; NIH Distinguished Investigator and chief, Protein Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Section, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Cole, Jonathan J.; Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, N.Y.

Collins, James J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and William F. Warren Distinguished Professor, department of biomedical engineering, Boston University, Boston

Cravatt, Benjamin F.; professor and chair, department of chemical physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

Crown, Patricia L.; Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, department of anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Cyster, Jason G.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of microbiology and immunology, University of California, San Francisco

Darnell, Robert B.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Heilbrunn Cancer Professor and senior physician, Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology, Rockefeller University, New York City

D’Asaro, Eric A.; senior principal oceanographer, Applied Physics Laboratory, and professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle

Dumesic, James A.; Steenbock and Michel Boudart Professor, department of chemical and biological engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dwork, Cynthia; Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Calif.

Edin, Kathryn; Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, department of sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Eisenstein, Daniel; professor of astronomy, department of astronomy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Estes, James A.; professor, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Evans, Lawrence C.; professor, department of mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Franklin, Janet; professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe

Fu, Gregory C.; Altair Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Fudenberg, Drew; Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, department of economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Gellman, Samuel H.; Ralph F. Hirschmann Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Glotzer, Sharon C.; Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, department of chemical engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Green, Michael R.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

Grewal, Shiv I.; NIH Distinguished Investigator and laboratory chief, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Grossman, Alan D.; professor of biology, department of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Grove, Timothy L.; professor, department of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Hall, Benjamin D.; emeritus professor of biology and genome sciences, department of biology, University of Washington, Seattle

Hall, Michael N.; professor, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Harland, Richard M.; department co-chair and C.H. Li Distinguished Professor, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

Harris, Kathleen Mullan; Gillian T. Cell Distinguished Professor, department of sociology, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Harrison, Fiona A.; Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Space Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Harvey, Jeffrey A.; Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago

Hoover, Edward A.; University Distinguished Professor, department of microbiology, immunology, and pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Johnson, Marcia K.; Sterling Professor of Psychology, department of psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Johnson, Mark A.; Arthur T. Kemp Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Kane, Charles L.; Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor, department of physics and astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Katz, Lawrence F.; Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics, department of economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Keegstra, Kenneth; University Distinguished Professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biology and department of plant biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Kelemen, Peter B.; Arthur D. Storke Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.

Kenig, Carlos E.; Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor, department of mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago

Lay, Thorne; Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, department of earth and planetary sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Lichtman, Jeff W.; professor of molecular and cell biology, Center for Brain Science and department of molecular and cellular biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Lutkenhaus, Joseph; University Distinguished Professor, department of microbiology, molecular genetics, and immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Matzuk, Martin M.; professor, departments of pathology and immunology and of molecular and cellular biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

McCormick, Frank; director, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research, University of California, San Francisco

McFall-Ngai, Margaret J.; professor, department of medical microbiology and immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Melillo, Jerry M.; Distinguished Scientist and director emeritus, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.

Mitchison, Timothy J.; Hassib Sabbagh Professor, co-founder, and deputy chair, department of systems biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Mootha, Vamsi K.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of systems of biology and medicine, MGH Department of Molecular Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Murray, Andrew W.; professor of molecular and cellular biology and director, Bauer Center for Genomics Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Pearl, Judea; professor emeritus, computer science department, University of California, Los Angeles

Poethig, Richard Scott; Patricia M. Williams Professor of Biology, department of biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Pollak, Martin R.; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School and chief of nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Preskill, John; Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, department of physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Puglisi, Joseph D.; professor and chair, department of structural biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Redmond, Elsa M.; research associate, division of anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York City

Rothman-Denes, Lucia B.; professor, department of molecular genetics and cell biology, University of Chicago, Chicago

Sachdev, Subir; professor of physics, department of physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Schepartz, Alanna; Milton Harris ‘29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Schulman, Brenda A.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and member and co-director, Cancer Genetics, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Shaw, David E.; chief scientist, D.E. Shaw Research, New York City

Shectman, Stephen A.; staff member, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Pasadena, Calif.

Silk, Joseph; HomeWood Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; and professor, Institut d’Astrophysique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Simons, James H.; chairman, Simons Foundation, New York City; and research professor of mathematics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Slatkin, Montgomery W.; John L. and Margaret B. Gompertz Professor of Integrative Biology, department of integrative biology, University of California, Berkeley

Son, Dam Thanh; University Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago

Starzl, Thomas E.; professor of surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh

Stoddart, J. Fraser; director, Center for the Chemistry of Integrated Systems, and Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Stone, Howard A.; Donald and Elizabeth Dixon Professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Sundquist, Wesley I.; H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair in Biochemistry and faculty member, department of biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Verdú, Sergio; Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Wiessner, Pauline; professor of anthropology, department of anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Williams, David R.; Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and director, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Yu, Bin; Chancellor's Professor, departments of statistics and of electrical engineering and computer science, University of California, Berkeley

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

Arthur, James; University Professor, department of mathematics, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)

Bard, Édouard G.; professor, Collège de France, Aix-en-Provence, France (France)

Clevers, Johannes (Hans); professor and director, Hubrecht Institute -- Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands (Netherlands)

Davies, Julian; professor emeritus, department of microbiology and immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (United Kingdom/Canada)

Fortov, Vladimir E.; director, Joint Institute for High Temperatures, and president, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia)

Kim, V. Narry; SNU Distinguished Fellow and professor, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (South Korea)

Kouwenhoven, Leo P.; Distinguished Professor of Physics, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, faculty of applied sciences, Delft Institute of Technology, Delft, Netherlands (Netherlands)

Lesthaeghe, Ron; professor emeritus of social sciences and demography, Free University of Brussels, Brussels (Belgium)

Meyer, Yves F.; professor emeritus, Centre de Mathématiques et de Leurs Applications, École Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France (France)

Moser, Edvard I.; professor and co-director, Centre for Neural Computation, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway)

Moser, May-Britt; professor and co-director, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Centre for Neural Computation, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway)

Negishi, Ei-ichi; Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor, department of chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (Japan)

Neville, Helen J.; professor of psychology and associate director, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene (Canada)

Pickett, John A.; Michael Elliott Distinguished Research Fellow and scientific leader of chemical ecology, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Pulkkinen, Tuija; professor and dean, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Aalto, Finland (Finland)

Rubio, Angel; professor of condensed matter physics, Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain (Spain)

Scholes, Robert J.; research group leader, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Johannesburg (South Africa)

Skehel, John; emeritus research fellow, National Institute for Medical Research, London (United Kingdom)

VijayRaghavan, K.; Distinguished Professor and director, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India (India)

Willerslev, Eske; director, Centre of Excellence in GeoGenetics, and professor of evolutionary biology, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Denmark)

Yang, Huanming; professor and president, Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen (People's Republic of China)

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