MBL Researchers, Course Participants Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced on May 3 the election of 120 members and 30 international members, including several scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory's current and alumni communities, “in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

Election to the National Academy of Sciences is widely considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.

The NAS is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Along with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

Congratulations to the following MBL-affiliated scientists who were elected to the NAS this year:

  • Jean Bennett - Professor of ophthalmology and cell and developmental biology, F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
    • Course Faculty, Embryology
  • Elizabeth Buffalo - Professor and chair of physiology and biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
    • Alumnus, Neuroinformatics
  • Arturo Casadevall - Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, and Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair, department of molecular microbiology and immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
    • Course Faculty, Molecular Mycology
  • Hollis Cline - Hahn Professor of Neuroscience and chair, department of neuroscience, Scripps Research, La Jolla, Calif.
    • Whitman Fellow
    • Course Director, Neurobiology
    • Course Faculty, Neural Systems & Behavior
  • Juan de Pablo - Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago, Chicago
    • MBL Trustee (currently)
  • Susan Gasser - Director, ISREC Foundation (Switzerland)
    • Alumnus, Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy
  • Daniel Goldberg - David M. and Paula L. Kipnis Distinguished Professor, departments of medicine and of molecular microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis
    • Course Director, Biology of Parasitism
    • Course Faculty, Biology of Parasitism
  • Yishi Jin - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, biological sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
    • Whitman Scientist
    • Grass Fellow
    • Course Director, Neurobiology
    • Course Faculty, Neurobiology
  • Erik Jorgensen - Distinguished professor, department of biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
    • Whitman Scientist
    • Course Lecturer, Physiology
    • Course Faculty, Neurobiology (currently)
  • Charles Kimmel - Professor emeritus of biology (active), department of biology, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene
    • Course Faculty, Zebrafish
    • Alumnus, Embryology
  • Nicole King - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and full professor, molecular and cell biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley
    • Course Director, Physiology (currently)
    • Course Faculty, Physiology
    • Course Faculty, Embryology
  • Stephen Lisberger - Professor and chair of neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
    • Course Faculty, Neural Systems & Behavior
  • Alison Mercer - Professor emerita, University of Otago (New Zealand)
    • Alumnus, Neural Systems & Behavior
  • Rasmus Nielsen - Professor of integrative biology and statistics, department of integrative biology, University of California, Berkeley
    • Course Faculty, Molecular Evolution
  • Krzysztof Palczewski - Irving H. Leopold Professor and director of the Center for Translational Vision Research, department of ophthalmology, physiology, and biophysics, University of California, Irvine
    • Investigator
    • Course Faculty, Fundamental Issues in Vision Research
  • Julie Segre - Senior investigator, microbial genomics section, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
    • Alumnus, Embryology
  • James Truman - Senior fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biology emeritus, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, Friday Harbor
    • Course Faculty, Neurobiology
    • Course Faculty, Neural Systems & Behavior