News from the National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2017

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 in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,290 and the total number of foreign associates to 475. 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:

Arkani-Hamed, Nima; professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

Avouris, Phaedon; IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (retired), Brooklyn, N.Y.

Baran, Phil S.; Darlene Shiley Professor, department of chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

Bates, Frank S.; Regents Professor, department of chemical engineering and materials science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Baylin, Stephen B.; Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor in Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Beilinson, Alexander; David and Mary Winton Green University Professor, department of mathematics, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Belkaid, Yasmine; chief, mucosal immunology section, laboratory of parasitic diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Bell, Stephen P.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biology, department of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Bergmann, Dominique; professor, department of biology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Bhatia, Sangeeta N.; John J. (1929) and Dorothy Wilson Professor, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Bramson, Maury D.; professor of mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Buzsáki, György; professor, Neuroscience Institute, departments of physiology and neuroscience, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City

Carroll, Dana; distinguished professor, department of biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Charbonneau, David; professor of astronomy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Coates, Geoffrey W.; Tisch University Professor, department of chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Cohen, Judith G.; Kate Van Nuys Page Professor of Astronomy, department of astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Crabtree, Robert H.; Conkey P. Whitehead Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Cronan, John E.; professor and head of microbiology, professor of biochemistry,  and Microbiology Alumni Professor, department of microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Cummins, Christopher C.; Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Darensbourg, Marcetta Y.; distinguished professor of chemistry, department of chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station

DeVore, Ronald A.; The Walter E. Koss Professor and distinguished professor, department of mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station

Diamond, Douglas W.; Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Doe, Chris Q.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biology, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene

Duflo, Esther; Co-founder and co-Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Edwards, Robert Haas; professor of neurology and physiology, University of California, San Francisco

Elkies, Noam D.; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Firestone, Mary K.; professor and associate dean of instruction and student affairs, department of environmental science policy and management, University of California, Berkeley

Fischhoff, Baruch; Howard Heinz University Professor, Institute for Politics and Strategy and department of engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Ginty, David D.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology, department of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Glass, Christopher K.; professor of cellular and molecular medicine and professor of medicine, University of California, San Diego

Goldman, Yale E.; professor, department of physiology, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia

González, Gabriela; spokesperson, LIGO Scientific Collaboration; and professor, department of physics and astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Hagan, John L.; John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, department of sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; and research professor, American Bar Foundation, Chicago

Hatten, Mary E.; Frederick P. Rose Professor, laboratory of developmental neurobiology, The Rockefeller University, New York City

Hebard, Arthur F.; distinguished professor of physics, department of physics, University of Florida, Gainesville

Huse, David A.; professor of physics, department of physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Jensen, Klavs F.; Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of materials science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Joshua-Tor, Leemor; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Kahn, Barbara B.; vice chair for research strategy and George R. Minot Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Kinder, Donald R.; Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Psychology and research scientist, department of political science, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kosterlitz, J. Michael; Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Lazar, Mitchell A.; Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, and director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Locksley, Richard M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of medicine (infectious diseases), and Marion and Herbert Sandler Distinguished Professorship in Asthma Research, University of California, San Francisco

Lowe, Scott W.; member and chair, Geoffrey Beane Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

Lozano, Guillermina; professor and chair, department of genetics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Marshall, Fiona B.; James W. and Jean L. Davis Professor, department of anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis

Mavalvala, Nergis; Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and associate head, department of physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Moore, Jeffrey Scott; Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Moore, Melissa J.; chief scientific officer, mRNA Research Platform, Moderna Therapeutics, Cambridge, Mass.; and Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair of Cancer Research Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

Nelson, Karen E.; president, The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Md.

Nunnari, Jodi M.; professor, department of molecular and cellular biology, University of California, Davis

O’Farrell, Patrick H.; professor of biochemistry and biophysics, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

Ort, Donald R.; research leader and Robert Emerson Professor, USDA/ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, departments of plant biology and crop sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Pakes, Ariel; Thomas Professor of Economics, department of economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Parker, Gary; professor, department of civil and environmental engineering and department of geology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Patapoutian, Ardem; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of molecular and cellular neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

Pellegrini, Claudio; distinguished professor emeritus, department of physics and astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles

Pikaard, Craig, S.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; and distinguished professor of biology and molecular and cellular biochemistry, department of biology, Indiana University, Bloomington

Priess, James R.; member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Pringle, John Robert; professor of genetics, department of genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Randerson, James T.; professor, department of earth system science, University of California, Irvine

Read, Nicholas; Henry Ford II Professor of Physics and professor of applied physics and mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Roediger, Henry L.; James S. McDonnell Distinguished and University Professor of Psychology, department of psychology and brain sciences, Washington University, St. Louis

Rosenzweig, Amy C.; Weinberg Family Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences, and professor, departments of molecular biosciences and of chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Schemske, Douglas W.; John Hannah Distinguished Professor, department of plant biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Seto, Karen C.; professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, Conn.

Seyfarth, Robert M.; professor of psychology and member of the graduate groups in anthropology and biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Sibley, L. David; Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor in Molecular Microbiology, department of molecular microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Siliciano, Robert F.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Soltis, Douglas E.; distinguished professor, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville

Spielman, Daniel A.; Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, departments of computer science and mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Sprent, Jonathan; professor, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

Strand, Michael Ray; Regents Professor, University of Georgia, Athens

Sudan, Madhu; Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Tishkoff, Sarah; David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, departments of genetics and biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Tomasello, Michael; James F. Bonk Professor, department of psychology and neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Van Essen, David C.; Alumni Endowed Professor of Neuroscience, department of neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Vidale, John E.; professor, department of earth and space sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

Villeneuve, Anne M.; professor, department of developmental biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Wennberg, Paul O.; R. Stanton Avery Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Wilson, Rachel I.; Martin Family Professor of Basic Research in the Field of Neurobiology, department of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Yuan, Junying; Elizabeth D. Hay Professor of Cell Biology, department of cell biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Zachos, James C.; professor, department of earth and planetary sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Zagier, Don B.; scientific member and director, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany

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


Addadi, Lia; professor and Dorothy and Patrick E. Gorman Chair of Biological Ultrastructure, department of structural science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (Israel/Italy)

Charpentier, Emmanuelle M.; professor and director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany (France)

Chen, Chien-Jen; academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Taiwan)

Chu, C.Y. Cyrus; distinguished research fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan (Taiwan)

Csibra, Gergely; professor of cognitive science, Cognitive Development Center, department of cognitive science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (Hungary)

Folke, Carl; director and professor, The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden (Sweden)

Freeman, Kenneth C.; Duffield Professor of Astronomy, Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Weston Creek (Australia)

Guinea, Francisco; senior research professor, IMDEA Nanociencia (IMDEA Nanoscience), Madrid (Spain)

Haldane, Frederick Duncan M.; Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, department of physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. (United Kingdom)

Hoare, Tony; visiting researcher, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, England (United Kingdom)

Lee, Sang Yup; distinguished professor, dean, and director, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea (South Korea)

Levitzki, Alexander; professor of biochemistry, unit of cellular signaling, department of biological chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel)

Mattaj, Iain; professor and director general, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany (United Kingdom)

Mori, Shigefumi; professor emeritus, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (Japan)

Peiris, Joseph Sriyal Malik; Tam Wah-Ching Professorship in Medical Science, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China (Sri Lanka)

Robinson, Carol Vivien; Dr. Lee's Professor of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford, England (United Kingdom)

Schluter, Dolph; professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, zoology department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Canada)

Singer, Wolf; director emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany (Germany)

Starobinsky, Alexei Alexandrovich; principal researcher, Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Moscow (Russia)

Thesleff, Irma; academician of science, professor, and research director, developmental biology program, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)

Underdal, Arild; professor of political science, department of political science, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Norway)

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

Contact:
Molly Galvin, Senior Media Relations Officer
Office of News and Public Information
202-334-2138; e-mail news@nas.edu
Twitter: @theNASciences
#       #       #

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software