Several members of the GSA community were elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at their annual meeting this year. Election to NAS is considered one of the highest honors for scientists in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Congratulations to the following outstanding scientists:
Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, department of biosciences, Rice University, Houston
GSA Board of Directors, 2011-2013
|James J. Bull
Johann Friedrich Miescher Regents Professor, department of integrative biology, The University of Texas, Austin
GENETICS Editor, 2010-2014; Associate Editor, 2015; Author, 2013
J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor and chair, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
|Mary Lou Guerinot
professor, department of biological sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
professor of medical genetics, Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
GSA President, 2012; Vice-President, 2011
|Hopi E. Hoekstra
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.
GENETICS Author, 2013
|Krishna K. Niyogi
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
investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
TAGC Keynote Speaker, 2016
investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of molecular biology and genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
GSA Board of Directors, 2005-2007
NAS members are elected by current active members through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of scientific research. The newly elected members raise NAS’s total active membership to 2,291 and the number of international members to 465.
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 collaborates with the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council to provide science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. Membership in the NAS is widely regarded as a mark of excellence in scientific research.