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DATE: November 12, 2019


208 Young Scientists to Participate in 2019 Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposia of the National Academy of Sciences

Washington – The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) selected 208 of the nation's brightest young scientists from industry, academia, and government to participate in the 2019 U.S. and international Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia of the NAS. These three-day events brought together scientists who are 45 or younger to engage in exceptional research in a variety of disciplines. A committee of NAS members selected the participants from among young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science.  Attendees of the  symposia receive the designation of  Kavli Fellow.

The Frontiers of Science symposium series provides a forum for the future leaders in U.S. science to share ideas across disciplines and to build contacts and networks as they advance in their careers. More than 6,000 young scientists have participated since the program’s founding in 1989; to date, 276 participants have been elected to the NAS and 13 have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

This year, the National Academy of Sciences held four Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia. The U.S. symposium, which was held Feb. 28 to March 2 in Irvine, Calif., included sessions on 2D materials, artificial intelligence, the deep biosphere, diversity in science, the neurophysiology of nutrition, planetary atmospheres, the social interaction of animals, and sustainable foods. A complete symposium program with videos of presentations may be found at www.nasonline.org/uskfos2019.

The following scientists were selected to participate:

Vinayak Agarwal, Georgia Institute of Technology
Erez Aiden, Baylor College of Medicine
Mohammad Alizadeh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tim Althoff, University of Washington
Gregory Alushin, Rockefeller University
Fabienne Bastien, Pennsylvania State University
Jonathan Belof, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Andres Bendesky, Columbia University
Allison Berke, The Good Food Institute
Daniele Bianchi, University of California, Los Angeles
Yonatan Bisk, University of Washington
Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, University of California, Davis
Xiaoke Chen, Stanford University
Lydia Chilton, Columbia University
Andrei Cimpian, New York University
Kathryn Clancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ann Cook, The Ohio State University
Zackery Denfeld, Center for Genomic Gastronomy
Marine Denolle, Harvard University
Monica Dus, University of Michigan
Aryé Elfenbein, Wild Type
Nikta Fakhri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rachel Fraser, Impossible Foods
Nathaniel Gabor, University of California, Riverside
Marco Gallio, Northwestern University
Jennifer Gomez, Wayne State University
Keith Hawkins, University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Herndon, Kent State University
Weizhe Hong, University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah Horst, Johns Hopkins University
Pinshane Huang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Alex Keene, Florida Atlantic University
Eden King, Rice University
Sanmi Koyejo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Krashes, US National Institutes of Health
Daniel Kronauer, Rockefeller University
Markita Landry, University of California, Berkeley
Duane Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chen Li, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Line, Arizona State University
Nagissa Mahmoudi, McGill University
Stephan Mandt, University of California, Irvine
Katja Meyer, Willamette University
Sarah Minson, United States Geological Survey
Jelani Nelson, Harvard University
Lauren O'Connell, Stanford University
Yuki Oka, California Institute of Technology
Beth Orcutt, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Magdalena Osburn, Northwestern University
Rajesh Ranganath, New York University
Brandi Reese, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Hesper Rego, Yale School of Medicine
Paul Robertson, University of California, Irvine
Leslie Rogers, University of Chicago
Arpita Roy, California Institute of Technology
Sushmita Roy, University of Wisconsin Madison
Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi, University of California, Irvine
Corinna Schindler, University of Michigan
Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin
Mark Sheffield, University of Chicago
Cody Sheik, University of Minnesota Duluth
Sarah Tuttle, University of Washington
Christopher Uyeda, Purdue University
Lucas Wagner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hannah Wakeford, Space Telescope Science Institute
Shigeki Watanabe, Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Werk, University of Washington
Nilay Yapici, Cornell University

The Korean-American symposium, which took place June 17 -21 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, was co-organized by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) and the NAS. Sessions focused on cosmological simulations, human evolution, cancer immunotherapy, frontiers of air pollution, and the neurological basis of mood disorders.A complete symposium program may be found at www.nasonline.org/kakfos2019.

The following U.S. scientists were selected to participate:

Sarah Aarons, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Louise Berben, University of California, Davis
Michael Cacciatore, Grady College
Robert Eagle, University of California, Los Angeles
Rudi Fasan, University of Rochester
Kiana Frank, University of Hawaii, Mānoa
Aubree Gordon, University of Michigan
Jooil Kim, University of California, San Diego
Saewung Kim, University of California Irvine
Alicia Lanz, Carnegie Observatories
Sang-Hee Lee, University of California, Riverside
Joseph Lewnard, University of California, Berkeley
John Lindo, Emory University
Mary Kay Lobo, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Katherine Mackey, University of California, Irvine
Charles McCrory, University of Michigan
T.S. Eugene Ng, Rice University
Kingsley Odigie, University of California, Riverside
Stephanie Rudolph, Harvard Medical School
Gavin Rumbaugh, The Scripps Research Institute
Tiffany Schmidt, Northwestern University
Hannah Shafaat, Ohio State University
Stephanie Sillivan, Temple University
Sabrina Stierwalt, University of Virginia
Aradhna Tripati, University of California, Los Angeles
Vivian U, University of California, Irvine
Coral Wheeler, California Institute of Technology
Sara Yeo, University of Utah
Benjamin Youngblood, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Israeli-American symposium, held Sept. 16-18 in Jerusalem, was co-organized by the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities and the NAS. Sessions included polar changes and global sea levels, bioinspired materials and self-assembly, CRISPR and gene editing, and immunotherapy for cancer treatment. A complete symposium program with videos of presentations may be found at www.nasonline.org/isuskfos2019.

The following U.S. scientists were selected to participate:

Angel Adames- Corraliza, University of Michigan
Ashutosh Agarwal, University of Miami
Ehud Altman, University of California, Berkeley
Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine
Jonathan Barnes, Washington University in St. Louis
Adrienne Correa, Rice University
Michael Damron, Georgia Institute of Technology
Adam de la Zerda, Stanford University
Adam W. Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
Randall Goldsmith, University of Wisconsin Madison
Wendy Gordon, University of Minnesota
William Harcombe, University of Minnesota
Tessa Hill, University of California, Davis
Alexander Huth, University of Texas at Austin
David Kipping, Columbia University
Zach Labe, University of California, Irvine

Christy Landes, Rice University
Megan McCain, University of Southern California
Jordan Miller, Rice University
Stella Offner, University of Texas at Austin
Shelly Peyton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Steve Ramirez, Harvard Center for Brain Science
Asa Rennermalm, Rutgers University
Warren Ruder, University of Pittsburgh
Christine Schnitzler, University of Florida
Kimberly See, California Institute of Technology
Anna Selmecki, Creighton University
Jon Simon, University of Chicago
Daniel Swain, University of California, Los Angeles
Nikki Traylor-Knowles, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences
Ramon Van Handel, Princeton University
Rachel Ward, University of Texas at Austin

The Japanese-American-German symposium, which took place Sept. 26-29 in Kyoto, was co-organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the NAS. The symposium included sessions on collective intelligence, quantum information, the origin of cooperation, plastics in the ocean, and microplastics and soft matter and metamaterials. A complete symposium program may be found at www.nasonline.org/jagfos2019.

The following U.S. scientists were selected to participate:

Sarah Cannon, Claremont McKenna College
Ann Cook, The Ohio State University
Sarah Cowie, University of Nevada, Reno
Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University
Anna Grassellino, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Kelley Harris, University of Washington
Elizabeth Heller, The University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Brett Helms, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jenna Jambeck, University of Georgia
Scott Kominers, Harvard University
Kristy Kroeker, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jodie Lutkenhaus, Texas A&M University
Charles McCrory, University of Michigan
Martin Mourigal, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wesley Pegden, Carnegie Mellon University
Zachary Pincus, Washington University, St. Louis
Marina Radulaski, University of California, Davis
Kate Ross, Colorado State University
Brian Smith, Columbia University
Stephanie Weber, McGill University
Sheng Xu, University of California, San Diego
Erez Yoeli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, with major support provided by The Kavli Foundation. More information is available at www.nasonline.org/kfos.

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