Eight ASCB members among those newly elected to National Academy of Sciences

By Another Believer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe American Society for Cell Biology would like to congratulate eight ASCB members who have recently been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). On May 2, 2017, NAS announced that 84 new members and 21 foreign associates had been elected to its ranks in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Among the new members is ASCB’s 2018 president-elect, Jodi M. Nunnari, professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis. Nunnari is a pioneer in the field of mitochondrial biology and has been a member of ASCB since 1998, serving on numerous committees over that time.

Other newly minted NAS members who are also members of ASCB include:

  • Chris Q. Doe, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of biology at the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Robert Haas Edwards, professor of neurology and physiology at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Leemor Joshua-Tor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • John Robert Pringle, professor of genetics in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University
  • David Sibley, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor in Molecular Microbiology at the Department of Molecular Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
  • Anne M. Villeneuve, professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Junying Yuan, the Elizabeth D. Hay Professor of Cell Biology in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School

ASCB’s executive director Erika Shugart and members of the Executive Committee offer warm congratulations to these members for attaining this significant milestone in their scientific careers. They look forward to congratulating you all in person at the ASCB/EMBO meeting this December in Philadelphia. ASCB—an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell—is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.

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Mary Spiro is ASCB's Science Writer and Social Media Manager.

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