publication date: May. 1, 2020

Dafna Bar-Sagi, Arul Chinnaiyan, Carl June, Christopher Lima, Miriam Merad, and John Schiller are among newly elected NAS members

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 120 members and 26 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Newly-elected members bring the total number of active members to 2,403 and the total number of international members to 501. International members are nonvoting members of the academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

 

Newly-elected members whose work is related to cancer include:

  • Bahar, Ivet; John K. Vries Chair and distinguished professor of computational biology, department of computational and systems biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • Barkan, Alice; director, department of biology and Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon

  • Bar-Sagi, Dafna; senior vice president, vice dean for science, chief scientific officer, and professor, department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology and department of medicine, New York University School of Medicine

  • Bellen, Hugo; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of molecular and human genetics and department of neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Carreira, Erick M.; professor of chemistry, department of chemistry and applied biosciences, ETH Zürich, Zurich

  • Chang, Howard Y.; professor of dermatology, and director, Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Cheng, Yifan; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

  • Chinnaiyan, Arul M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology, American Cancer Society Research Professor, and director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School

  • Christiano, Angela; Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Genetics and Development, departments of dermatology and genetics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Conaway, Joan W.; investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Corces, Victor G.; HHMI Professor and Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Biology, department of biology, Emory University

  • Diffley, John F.; associate research director, Francis Crick Institute, London

  • Fagin, Ronald; IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif.

  • Galli, Giulia; Liew Family Professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations, Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago

  • Goldstein, Lawrence S.; director, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and UCSD Stem Cell Program, and professor, department of cellular and molecular medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

  • Green, Douglas R.; member and chair, department of immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Habener, Joel F.; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and chief, laboratory of molecular endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Howe, Gregg A.; university distinguished professor and MSU foundation professor, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University

  • Hurley, James H.; Judy C. Webb Chair and professor of biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

  • Hwa, Terence T.; co-director, specialization in quantitative biology, and distinguished professor, department and division of biological sciences and department of physics, University of California, San Diego

  • Jarzynski, Christopher; distinguished university professor and director, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park

  • Jenkins, Marc K.; regents professor, department of microbiology and immunology, Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

  • June, Carl; Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, and director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  • Keeney, Scott; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and full member, molecular biology program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Kirkpatrick, Mark; T.S. Painter Centennial Professorship in Genetics, department of integrative biology, University of Texas, Austin

  • Krainer, Adrian R.; St. Giles Foundation Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor

  • Kubiak, Clifford P.; distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

  • Lewis, Richard S.; professor of molecular and cellular physiology, Stanford University

  • Lieberman, Judy; endowed chair of cellular and molecular medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital; and professor, department of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Lima, Christopher D.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Lindblad-Toh, Kerstin; professor in comparative genomics, Uppsala University; and scientific director of vertebrate genome biology, The Broad Institute

  • Livingstone, Margaret S.; Takeda Professor of Neurobiology, department of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

  • McMahon, Andrew P.; director, Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center, provost professor, Keck Professor, and chairman, department of regenerative medicine and stem cell biology, University of Southern California

  • Merad, Miriam; professor of immunology and oncological science, co-leader, cancer immunology program, and director, Immunology Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Miller, Scott J.; Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Yale University

  • Morrison, Sean J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and director, Children’s Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • Orth, Kim; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and W.W. Caruth Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research, Earl A. Forsythe Chair in Biomedical Science, and professor, department of molecular biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • Pourquié, Olivier; Burr Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School

  • Przeworski, Molly; full professor, department of biological sciences and department of systems biology, Columbia University

  • Rosen, Michael K.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of biochemistry, and chair, department of biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • Sarnow, Peter; professor of microbiology and immunology, department of microbiology and immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Schier, Alex F.; professor of cell biology and director of Biozentrum, The Center for Molecular Life Sciences, University of Basel

  • Schiller, John T.; deputy chief, laboratory of cellular oncology, NIH Distinguished Investigator, and head, neoplastic disease section, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

  • Schmid, Sandra L.; professor and chair, department of cell biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

  • Schuman, Erin M.; director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

  • Smith, George P.; Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus, division of biological sciences, University of Missouri

  • Smith, Janet L.; professor of biological chemistry, department of biological chemistry, and Margaret J. Hunter Collegiate Professor, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

  • Stoneking, Mark; group leader, department of evolutionary genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

  • Stupp, Samuel I.; Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

  • Symington, Lorraine S.; full professor, department of microbiology and immunology, Columbia University Medical Center

  • Tontonoz, Peter; professor and Frances and Albert Pianksy Chair, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Toste, F. Dean; Gerald E.K. Branch Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

  • Tsao, Doris Y.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biology, California Institute of Technology

  • Tycko, Robert; senior investigator, laboratory of chemical physics, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

  • Vaida, Veronica; professor of chemistry, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Walker, Suzanne; professor of microbiology and immunobiology, Harvard Medical School

  • Weber, Elke U.; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor, departments of psychology and public affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

 

Newly elected international members, their affiliations at the time of election, and their country of citizenship are:

  • Andrews, Brenda J.; professor and director, Terrence Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto

  • Arber, Silvia; senior group leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute, and professor of neurobiology and cell biology, Institute for Biomedical Research, University of Basel

  • Barrett, Spencer C.H.; emeritus professor of botany, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Toronto

  • Bernards, Rene; professor of molecular carcinogenesis, Utrecht University; and molecular oncologist, The Netherlands Cancer Institute

  • Cao, Xiaofeng; co-director, CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science; and head, Center for Genome Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Cramer, Patrick; director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

  • Domingo, Esteban; emeritus professor, Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center, Spanish National Research Council

  • Henzinger, Thomas; university president, Institute for Science and Technology Austria

  • Holt, Christine E.; professor emeritus, department of physiology, development, and neuroscience, University of Cambridge

  • Hyman, Anthony; director, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

  • Jorgensen, Bo Barker; professor, department of biology, Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University

  • Kay, Lewis E.; professor of biochemistry, molecular genetics, and chemistry, University of Toronto

  • Morris, Richard G.M.; professor of neuroscience, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh

  • Nobre, Anna C.; director, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, department of experimental psychology, University of Oxford

  • Powrie, Fiona M.; director, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford

  • Speakman, John R.; professor, University of Aberdeen; and professor, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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