New Members of American Academy of Arts & Sciences Include MBL Alumni and Affiliates

New Members of American Academy of Arts & Sciences Include MBL Alumni and Affiliates

Congratulations to several members of the MBL community who have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

“The 2021 election provides an opportunity to recognize extraordinary people who help solve the world’s most urgent challenges, create meaning through art, and contribute to the common good from every field, discipline, and profession,” the academy said in a news release.

New members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in the biological sciences class include:

Section on Cellular and Developmental Biology

George M. Langford, Syracuse University
MBL Trustee Emeritus; Society Member; Whitman Scientist, 1985 – 1987, 1999-2005; Alumnus, Physiology, 1972; Alumnus, Neurobiology, 1974 ‘74

Section on Neurosciences

Bernice Grafstein, Weill Cornell Medicine
Alumna, Embryology, 1961

Tirin Moore, Stanford University
Course Faculty, Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES), 2012, 2016; Course Faculty, Fundamental Issues in Vision Research, 2014

Frederick Sigworth, Yale School of Medicine
Course Faculty, Neurobiology, 1985; Course Faculty, Methods in Computational Neuroscience, 1994, 1997; Alumnus, Neurobiology, 1977

Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Course Faculty, Neurobiology, 1997

Section on Evolution and Ecology

Anne D. Yoder, Duke University
Whitman Scientist, 2011; Course Director, Molecular Evolution, 2017; Course Faculty, Molecular Evolution, 2002 – 2011, 2014 – 2015, 2018; Alumna, Molecular Evolution, 1994

Section on Medical Sciences

Peter Carmeliet, (IHM), KU Leuven
Whitman Scientist, 1986

Elizabeth McNally, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Course Faculty, Physiology, 1985 – 1988

Section on Microbology and Immunology

Dianne K. Newman, California Institute of Technology
Course Director, Microbial Diversity 2014 – 2017; Course Faculty, Microbial Diversity, 2005 – 2006, 2008; Alumna, Microbial Diversity, 1995

Hao Wu, Harvard Medical School
Whitman Scientist, 2014


See the full list of newly elected members.