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DATE: November 12, 2016


334 Young Scientists to Participate in 2016 Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposia of the National Academy of Sciences

Washington – The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) selected 334 of the nation's brightest young scientists from industry, academia, and government to participate in the 2016 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 5,000 young scientists have participated since the program’s founding in 1989; to date, 233 participants have been elected to the NAS and 13 have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

This year, the National Academy of Sciences held five Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia.

The 28th U.S. symposium, which was held November 4-6 in Irvine, Calif., included sessions on 3d printing, causal inference, climate and weather extremes, genome technologies, gravitational waves, nanomaterials for health, open science, quantum computing and genome reconstruction of human history. A complete symposium program with videos of presentations may be found at www.nasonline.org/uskfos2016.

The following scientists were selected to participate:

Dorian Abbot, University of Chicago
Marcel Agüeros, Columbia University
María Ávila-Arcos, National Autonomous University of Mexico
James Bagrow, University of Vermont
Nick Ball, Pomona College
Lisa Barsotti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kavli Institute
Matthew Becker, The University of Akron
Jonathan Berg, The University of North Carolina
Lera Boroditsky, University of California, San Diego
Boris Bukh, Carnegie Mellon University
Carlos Castro, The Ohio State University
Bevil Conway, National Institutes of Health
Noah Diffenbaugh, Stanford University
Daniel Dilks, Emory University
Kenny Easwaran, Texas A&M University
Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, University of Michigan
Yaniv Erlich, Columbia University
Catherine Espaillat, Boston University
Ben Farr, University of Chicago
Matthew Foster, Rice University
Sergey Frolov, University of Pittsburgh
Craig Gentry, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Lindsey Glickfeld, Duke University
Simon Gravel, McGill University
Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan
Hal Haggard, Bard College
Daryl Haggard, McGill University
Aram Harrow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solomon Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley
Lucy Hutyra, Boston University
Emily Jacobs, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University
Samantha Kleinberg, Stevens Institute of Technology

Sri Kosuri, University of California, Los Angeles
Lena Kourkoutis, Cornell University
Kristy Kroeker, University of California, Santa Cruz
Daniel Matute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Brice Menard, Johns Hopkins University
Carrie Morrill, University of Colorado and NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
Leif Nelson, University of California, Berkeley
Alshakim Nelson, University of Washington
John Novembre, University of Chicago
Elizabeth Ogburn, Johns Hopkins University
Daniela Oliveira, University of Florida
Fernando Perez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Pokorski, Case Western Reserve University
Sohini Ramachandran, Brown University
Carlos Rinaldi, University of Florida
Caroline Robertson, Harvard University
Jason Rolland, Carbon
Stuart Rowan, University of Chicago
Laura Sampson, Northwestern University
Rahul Satija, New York Genome Center
Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin
Jason Shepherd, University of Utah
Krysta Svore, Microsoft
Kai Tan, University of Pennsylvania
Corina Tarnita, Princeton University
Valerie Trouet, University of Arizona
Jenny Tung, Duke University
Simine Vazire, University of California, Davis
Bradley Voytek, University of California, San Diego
Lucas Wagner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Melissa Wilson Sayres, Arizona State University
Liuyan Zhao, California Institute of Technology

The 17th Chinese-American symposium, which took place October 14-16 in Irvine, California, was co-organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the NAS. Sessions focused on aging, animal models, the higgs boson, design and 3D printing, genome editing, near-earth asteroids, neural circuits and behavior, ocean acidification and green chemistry . A complete symposium program may be found at www.nasonline.org/cakfos2016.

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

Christine Aidala, University of Michigan
Jovica Badjic, The Ohio State University
Magali Billen, University of California, Davis
Eliza Bliss-Moreau, University of California, Davis
Cindy Buckmaster, Baylor College of Medicine
Mark Campbell, Cornell University
Chunmei Cao, Capital Institute of Pediatrics
Yelin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhiguo Chen, Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University
Hefa Cheng, Peking University
Christina Curtis, Stanford University
Shane Davis, University of Virginia
Robert Froemke, New York University School of Medicine
Kunshan Gao, Xiamen University
Jinlong Gong, Tianjin University
Katalin Gothard, The University of Arizona
Tessa Hill, University of California, Davis
Sarah Horst, Johns Hopkins University
Hailan Hu, Zhejiang University
Zhangjin Huang, University of Science and Technology of China
Li Ji, Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science
Jianghui Ji, Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shan Jin, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science
Ahmad Khalil, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Michael Kirby, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Vedran Lekic, University of Maryland
David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health
Fadong Li, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chengyu Li, Institute of Neuroscience, SIBS, Chinese Academy of Science
Guanghui Liu, Institute of Biophysics
Jun-Ping Liu, Hangzhou Normal University

Lin Lu, Shandong University
Sanzhong Luo, Tsinghua University
Alexander Maier, Vanderbilt University
Amy Mainzer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Prashant Mali, University of California, San Diego
Galen McKinley, University of Wisconsin Madison
Gabriel Menard, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jude Mitchell, The University of Rochester
James Olsen, Princeton University
Zilong Qiu, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jennifer Reed, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ueli Rutishauser, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Sourav Saha, Clemson University
Daniel Scheeres, University of Colorado
Xiaoyan Shen, Institute of High Energy Physics
Li-Yong Shen, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Robert Shepherd, Cornell University
Samantha Siedlecki, University of Connecticut
Alison Sweeney, University of Pennsylvania
Anyes Taffard, University of California, Irvine
Qiuhong Tang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cristina Thomas, Planetary Science Institute
Christy Till, Arizona State University
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
Jiangyun Wang, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Weiwei Xu, Zhejiang University
Yan Zhang, Peking University
Nanfeng Zheng, Xiamen University
XianZhong Zheng, Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Liyong Zhou, Nanjing University
Xuai Zhuang, Institute of High Energy Physics

The 20th German-American symposium, which took place March 10-13 in Potsdam, Germany, was co-organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the NAS. The symposium included sessions on modification of the genetic code, life in the deep biosphere, host behavior, model reduction of complex systems, oxytocin, frontiers in photocromic systems and fault tolerant quantum computation. A complete symposium program may be found at www.nasonline.org/gafos2016.

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

Adah Almutairi, University of California, San Diego
Karen Bales, University of California, Davis
Berit Bangoura, University Leipzig
Isabel Bäurle, University of Potsdam
Mike Boysen, Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz University of Hannover
Heather Bradshaw, Indiana University
Cordula Brand, University of Tübingen
Christoph Brüne, University Würzburg
Guido Burkard, University of Konstanz
Clara Chan, University of Delaware
Paul Constantine, Colorado School of Mines
Peter Deines, Kiel University
Brian Dias, Emory University
Ildiko Rita Dunay, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
Sonya Dyhrman, Columbia University
Nels Elde, University of Utah
Felix Engel, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Marc Gershow, New York University
Erica Glasper, University of Maryland
Jesse Goldberg, Cornell University
Bernard Haasdonk, University of Stuttgart
Samantha E. Hansen, University of Alabama
Susan Harbison, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Stefan Hecht, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Andreas Held, University of Bayreuth
Gudrun Herzner, University of Regensburg
Verena Heuer, University of Bremen
David Hughes, Pennsylvania State University
René Hurlemann, University of Bonn
Suma Jacob, University of Minnesota
Axel Jacobi von Wangelin, University of Regensburg
Antony M. Jose, University of Maryland
Benjamin Jurek, University of Regensburg
Jens Kallmeyer, GFZ-German Research Centre for Geosciences
Jennifer Kohler, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Hubert Krenner, Universität Augsburg

Simone Kurt, University of Tübingen
Susan Lang, University of South Carolina
Edward Lemke, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Tobias Lenz, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Melvin Leok, University of California, San Diego
A. James Link, Princeton University
Maryanthe Malliaris, The University of Chicago
Nicole Marheineke, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Corrie Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History
Jens Mutke, Nees-Institute for Biodiversity of Plants
Katja Nowak, Cornell University
Karen Parker, Stanford University
Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Georgia Tech University
J. Andrew Pospisilik, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Mikael Rechtsman, Pennsylvania State University
Jens Saak, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Leonhard Schilbach, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Helge Schlüns, Osnabrueck University
Matthew Simon, Yale University
Daniel Slichter, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Kathrin Smetana, University of Münster
Anne Staubitz, University of Bremen
Derek Stein, Brown University
Tatjana Stykel, University of Augsburg
Jason Sylvan, Texas A&M University
Alexandre Tartakovsky, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Verona Vandieken, University of Oldenburg
Artur Widera, Technical University Kaiserslautern
Roman Wittig, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Kelly Wrighton, The Ohio State University
Ursula Wurstbauer, Münster University
Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kirsten Zeitler, University of Leipzig

The Japanese-American symposium, which took place December 2-4 in Irvine, California, was co-organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the NAS. The symposium included sessions on advanced manufacturing, computational cosmology, behavioral economics, deep brain stimulation, paleoclimate, sleep disorders, manipulating the genetic code and mathematical epidemiology. A complete symposium program may be found at www.nasonline.org/jakfos2016.

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

Masayuki Akiyama, Tohoku University
Mustafa Amin, Rice University
Nick Ball, Pomona College
Arash Bashirullah, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marshall Burke, Stanford University
Jennifer Anne Burney, University of California, San Diego
Sarah Cowie, University of Nevada, Reno
Shelly Flagel, University of Michigan
Michael J. Frank, Brown University
Cathy Goldstein, University of Michigan
Chaitra Gopalappa, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Masashi Hamada, University of Tokyo
Yu Hayashi, University of Tsukuba
Tsuyoshi Hirota, Nagoya University
Jacob Hooker, Harvard Medical School
Thomas Hull, Western New England University
Kiyohiko Igarashi, University of Tokyo
Miya Ishihara, National Defense Medical College
Masaru Ishii, Osaka University
Tomoaki Ishiyama, Chiba University
Alicia Izquierdo, University of California, Los Angeles
Neel Joshi, Harvard University
Kohei Kawaguchi, Hitotsubashi University
Ikuko Kitaba, Ritsumeikan University
Kensuke Kobayashi, Osaka University
Masato Koike, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine
Hisaki Kono, Kyoto University
Lashanda Korley, Case Western Reserve University
Keiichi Kubo, Waseda University
Takayuki Kurokawa, Hokkaido University
Daniel Leventhal, University of Michigan
Tara Lovestead, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Kazuhiro Maeshima, National Institute of Genetics
Elizabeth Margulis, University of Arkansas

Yasuko Matsubara, Kumamoto University
Hiroaki Matsuura, Shoin University
Michael C. McAlpine, University of Minnesota
Samuel M. McClure, Arizona State University
Chika Minejima, International Christian University
Juan Moreno-Cruz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kazuyo Moro, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)
Emilia Morosan, Rice University
Sean Murphy, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Hiroo Nasu, University for Advanced Studies
Yukio Nishimura, Kyoto University
Hiroshi Nishiura, Hokkaido University
Mikako Ogawa, Hokkaido University
Parag Patil, University of Michigan Health System
Stanley Qi, Stanford University
Christopher Roos, Southern Methodist University
Masaya Saito, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
Khalid Salaita, Emory University
Moritoshi Sato, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Dylan Shepardson, Mount Holyoke College
Tomoko Shirai, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Katsuyuki Shiroguchi, RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center
Keiko Takase, NTT Corporation
Tomomi Tsubouchi, National Institute for Basic Biology
Tatsuki Tsujimori, Tohoku University
Shinya Tsukada, Shimane University
Shinjiro Umezu, Waseda University
Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University
Katsunori Yamada, Kindai University
Junichi Yamagishi, National Institute of Informatics
Akihiro Yamanaka, Nagoya University
Tomoko Yoshino, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Shinya Yoshioka, Osaka University

The Indonesian-American symposium, which took place August 1-4 in Malang, Indonesia, was co-organized by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) and the NAS. Sessions focused on big data, marine conservation, synthetic biomimicry, mass extinction, aging, robotics and social decision making. A complete symposium program may be found at www.nasonline.org/idafos2016.

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

Morina Adfa, University of Bengkulu
Siti Aisyah, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Adrianus Amheka, State Polytechnic of Kupang
Prawira Belgiawan, Kyoto University
Beben Benyamin, The University of Queensland
Navjot Bhullar, University of New England, Australia
Cyrille Boyer, The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Marilyn Brandt, University of the Virgin Islands
Adam Braunschweig, University of Miami
Tatas Hardo Panintingjati Brotosudarmo, Universitas Ma Chung
Steve Chang, Yale University
Teguh Dartanto, Universitas Indonesia
Fenny Dwivany, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Natalie Ebner, University of Florida
Jajah Fachiroh, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta Indonesia
Raphael Flauger, The University of Texas
Aysha Fleming, CSIRO
Nathan Gianneschi, University of California, San Diego
William Gilhooly, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Manuel Gonzalez-Rivero, University of Queensland
Rajesri Govindaraju, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)
Firdaus Hamid, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Anggoro Budi Hartopo, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada
Leonie Heilbronn, The University of Adelaide
Topik Hidayat, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI)
Gregory Holland, San Diego State University
Yunita Idris, Syiah Kuala University
Stan Karanasios, RMIT University
Ma'ruf Kasim, Halu Oleo University
Ross Knepper, Cornell University
Elizabeth Law, The University of Queensland
Corby Martin, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University
Ryan McKenzie, University of Hong Kong
Mónica Medina, Penn State University

Katja Meyer, Willamette University
Yulianto (Anto) Mohsin, Northwestern University in Qatar
Enid Montague, Northwestern University
Camilo Mora, University of Hawaii
Nasruddin, Muhammadiyah University of Magelang, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Husna Nugrahapraja, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Agustina Nurcahyanti, Faculty of Medicine, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
Rimawan Pradiptyo, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Esa Prakasa, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Adi Setyo Purnomo, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Agus Purwanto, Sebelas Maret University
Sastia Prama Putri, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jonathan Raff, Indiana University
Leanne Redman, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Puji Rianti, Bogor Agricultural University
Yusnita Rifai, Hasanuddin University
Akhmad Rizali, University of Brawijaya
Melissa Roth, University of California Berkeley
Rifki Sadikin, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Asep Saepuloh, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)
Khalid Salaita, Emory University
Venny Santosa, Satya Wacana Christian University
Dipanwita Sarkar, Queensland University of Technology
Ari Winasti Satyagraha, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
Dian Sawitri, Diponegoro University
Ary Setijadi Prihatmanto, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Sirmayanti, The State Polytechnic of Ujung Pandang
Yudho Sucahyo, Universitas Indonesia
Sritrusta Sukaridhoto, Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya
Leily Trianty, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
Teguh Triono, The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI)
Woro Anindito Sri Tunjung, Faculty of Biology Universitas Gadjah Mada
Kristina Visscher, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Felix Warneken, Harvard University
Wahyu Bambang Widayatno, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Hendri Widiyandari, Diponegoro University

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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