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ORAU members elected to National Academy of Sciences

Forty-two scholars representing 25 ORAU member institutions have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences—2021 class. Being elected as a member of the Academy is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on a scientist. Only the most distinguished scholars, whose work has made significant contributions to their disciplines, are elected to the Academy. Since 1863, the nation’s leaders have turned to the National Academy of Sciences for advice on science and technology issues that impact public policy decisions. Members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research. To learn more, visit the National Academy of Sciences website.

We congratulate the following individuals, and the ORAU members they represent, on their selection for membership in the National Academy of Sciences:

  • Arizona State University: Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
  • Colorado State University: Jan E. Leach, Robin S. Reid
  • Columbia University: Elena Aprile, Sankar Ghosh, Robert Jervis
  • Duke University: Joseph Heitman, Rachel E. Kranton
  • Florida State University: Gregory S. Boebinger
  • George Mason University: Thomas E. Lovejoy
  • George Washington University: Chet C. Sherwood
  • Indiana University: Bernice A. Pescosolido
  • Louisiana State University: Nancy N. Rabalais
  • Michigan State University: Dean DellaPenna
  • Ohio State University: Anita K. Hopper
  • Pennsylvania State University: Nina G. Jablonski, Jainendra K. Jain, Peter Mészáros
  • Rutgers University: Eileen White
  • University of Colorado Boulder: Robert S. Anderson, Frances Bagenal
  • University of Georgia: Mary Ann Moran, Gregory H. Robinson, J. Marshall Shepherd
  • University of Maryland: Michele J. Gelfand
  • University of New Mexico:  Jeffrey Brinker
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Ralph S. Baric, Kerry S. Bloom, Joseph J. Kieber, Edward D. Salmon
  • University of Pittsburgh: Anna C. Balazs
  • University of Tennessee: Harry Y. McSween
  • University of Texas at Austin: Anthony Di Fiore, Jonathan Sessler
  • University of Utah: Mary C. Beckerle
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Ellen G. Zweibel
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (United Kingdom): Robert Fettiplace
  • Washington University at St. Louis: Elliot L. Elson
  • Yale University: Serap Aksoy, Hui Cao, Lieping Chen, Debra Fischer

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