News from the National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2016

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

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,291 and the total number of foreign associates to 465. 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:

Agol, Ian; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Ashtekar, Abhay V.; Eberly Professor of Physics and director, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Bailey-Serres, Julia; director, Center for Plant Cell Biology, and professor of genetics, department of botany and plant sciences, University of California, Riverside

Bartel, Bonnie; Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, department of biosciences, Rice University, Houston

Blau, Helen M.; Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

Boothroyd, John C.; Burt and Marion Avery Professor of Immunology, department of microbiology and immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

Brown, Myles A.; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and director, Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston

Bull, James J.; Johann Friedrich Miescher Regents Professor, department of integrative biology, The University of Texas, Austin

Car, Roberto; Ralph W. Dornte '31 Professor in Chemistry and professor in physics, department of chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Cashman, Katharine V.; professor of volcanology, University of Bristol, Clifton, United Kingdom

Chakraborty, Arup K.; Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering and director, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Cherlin, Andrew J.; Griswold Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, department of sociology, John Hopkins University, Baltimore

Crimmins, Eileen M.; AARP Professor of Gerontology, Davis School of Gerontology, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Dafermos, Constantine M.; Alumni-Alumnae University Professor, division of applied mathematics, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Dai, Hongjie; J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

DeRisi, Joseph; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor and chair, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

Deshaies, Raymond J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, division of biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Drinfeld, Vladimir; Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor, department of mathematics, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Eberhardt, Jennifer; associate professor, department of psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Ehleringer, James R.; distinguished professor of biology, department of biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Eiler, John M.; director, Caltech Microanalysis Center, and Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, division of geological and planetary sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Evans, Steven N.; professor of statistics and mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Fejer, Martin M.; co-director, Stanford Photonics Research Center, and professor of applied physics, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Forrest, Stephen R.; Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Friesner, Richard A.; professor of chemistry, department of chemistry, Columbia University, New York City

Germain, Ronald N.; chief, Laboratory of Systems Biology; and distinguished investigator, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Giovannoni, James J.; research molecular biologist, Agricultural Research Service, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Glaeser, Robert M.; emeritus professor, University of California-Berkeley, and senior scientist, Donner Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.

Guerinot, Mary Lou; professor, department of biological sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Hart, Oliver; Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, department of economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Hartmann, Dennis L.; professor, department of atmospheric sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

Heal, Geoffrey M.; Donald C. Waite Professor of Social Enterprise and professor of economics and finance, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York City

Heckman, Timothy M.; A. Herman Pfund Professor of Astronomy and director, Center for Astrophysical Sciences, department of physics and astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Heintz, Nathaniel; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and James and Marilyn Simons Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York City

Hieter, Philip; professor of medical genetics, Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Hoekstra, Hopi E.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, departments of organismic and evolutionary biology and of molecular and cellular biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Hu, Wayne; Horace B. Horton Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics and member, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Irvine, Judith T.; Edward Sapir Collegiate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jones, Peter A.; research director and chief scientific officer, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kastan, Michael B.; executive director, Duke Cancer Institute, and professor of pharmacology and cancer biology, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Kingston, Robert E.; molecular biologist and chief, department of molecular biology, Massachussetts General Hospital; and professor and vice chair, department of genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Kinzler, Kenneth W.; professor of oncology and co-director,The Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Klebanov, Igor R.; associate director, Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences, and Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Koonin, Eugene V.; senior investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Krumlauf, Robb; scientific director, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Mo.

Larsen, Clark S.; distinguished professor of social and behavioral sciences and chair, department of anthropology, The Ohio State University, Columbus

Leibler, Stanislas; professor, Institute for Advanced Study, and professor, School of Natural Sciences, The Rockefeller University, New York City

Lester, Marsha I.; Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor, department of chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Liu, Andrea J.; Hepburn Professor, department of physics and astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Lynch, Nancy A.; NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering, department of electrical engineering and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Markus, Hazel R.; Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, department of psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Marqusee, Susan; director, QB3–Berkeley (California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences), and Eveland Warren Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

Meng, Xiang-Jin; professor of molecular virology, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor of internal medicine, Carilion School of Medicine; and professor, department of biomedical sciences and pathobiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

Mirzakhani, Maryam; professor of mathematics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Monroe, Christopher; fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, NIST; and Bice Zorn Professor of Physics, department of physics, University of Maryland, College Park

Murphy, Kenneth M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Eugene Opie Centennial Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Murphy, Susan A.; Herbert E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics, department of statistics, and research professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Niyogi, Krishna K.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; faculty scientist, physical biosciences division, DOE-Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and professor, department of plant and microbial biology, University of California, Berkeley

O'Keefe, John; inaugural director, Sainsbury Wellcome Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior, and professor of cognitive neuroscience, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Palumbi, Stephen R.; Jane and Marshall Steele Chair of Biology and director, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, Calif.

Parkinson, Claire L.; climate change senior scientist, Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.  

Pinker, Steven; Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, department of psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Ploegh, Hidde L.; professor of biology and member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Raymo, Maureen E.; Lamont Research Professor and director, Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.

Rosakis, Ares J.; Theodore von Karman Professor of Aeronautics and chair, division of engineering and applied science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Sabatini, David M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biology and member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Sanford, Melanie S.; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Schapire, Robert E.; principal researcher, Microsoft Research, New York City

Segall, Paul; professor of geophysics, department of geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Sehgal, Amita; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Seydoux, Geraldine; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of molecular biology and genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Sigworth, Frederick J.; professor of cellular and molecular physiology and of biomedical engineering, department of cellular and molecular physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Slovic, Paul; professor, department of psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene

Soltis, Pamela; distinguished professor and curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville

Stone, Anne C.; professor and director, Center for Bioarchaeological Research, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe

Stover, Patrick J.; professor and director, division of nutritional sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Summers, Michael F.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and distinguished university professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore

Urry, C. Megan; director, Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and chair, department of physics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Virgin, Herbert W., IV; Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and chair, department of pathology and immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Wasserman, Larry A.; professor, department of statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Yang, Peidong; S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and professor of chemistry, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Young, Stephen G.; professor of medicine and human genetics, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Zamolodchikov, Alexander B.; leading researcher, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences; and Board of Governors Professor of Physics, department of physics and astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway

Zank, Gary P.; director, Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, and Eminent Scholar and distinguished professor of the Department of Space Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

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

An, Zhisheng; professor, Institute of Earth Environment, and member, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, People's Republic of China (People's Republic of China)

Berns, Anton J.M.; principal investigator, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Netherlands)

Bird, Adrian; professor and Buchanan Chair of Genetics, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Fabian, Andrew C.; Royal Society Research Professor in Astronomy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Fernández, Julio A.; professor, department of astronomy, and dean of the school of science, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay (Uruguay)

Frenkel, Daan; 1968 Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Hell, Stefan W.; director, department of nanobiophotonics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany (Germany)

Jouzel, Jean; research scientist, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, CEA-Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Orme des Merisiers, France (France)

Kornai, János; honorary professor emeritus, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (Hungary)

Lanzavecchia, Antonio; director, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switzerland (Switzerland)

Lutz, Wolfgang; program director, World Population, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria (Austria)

McDonald, Arthur B.; professor emeritus, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada (Canada)

Peres, Yuval; principal researcher in theory group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Wash. (Israel)

Petit, Christine; professor, Collège de France, and director, Unité de Génétique et Physiologie de l'Audition, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (France)

Possingham, Hugh; professor of mathematics and ecology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia (Australia)

Rabinovich, Gabriel A.; professor of immunology, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina)

Reid, Nancy M.; Canada Research Chair and University Professor, department of statistics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Canada)

Suwa, Gen; professor, The University Museum, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (Japan)

Voisin, Claire; director of research, CNRS, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, France (France)

West, Stephen C.; senior group leader and deputy director, Clare Hall Laboratories, Francis Crick Institute, Herts, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Wilson, Ian A.; Hansen Professor of Structural Biology and chair, department of integrative structural and computational biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. (United Kingdom)

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