Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten members of the MBL’s research, education, and alumni communities are newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the Academy recognizes “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research” and is widely considered a mark of excellence in science. It is one of the highest honors a scientist can attain.

Among the MBL affiliates elected to the Academy this year are Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, MBL Fellow and former co-director of the Embryology course;  and Clare M. Waterman, Whitman Center Scientist and former co-director of the Physiology course.

Congratulations to:

Utpal Banerjee, University of California, Los Angeles
Alumnus, Neurobiology course (1984)

Carol A. Barnes, University of Arizona, Tucson
Faculty, Neural Systems & Behavior (1998, 1999, 2001)

Joy M. Bergelson, University of Chicago
Alumna, Molecular Evolution (1992)

Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Faculty, Biology of Aging (1999-2001)
Alumna, Botany (1974)

Yang Dan, HHMI Investigator/University of California, Berkeley
Faculty, Methods in Computational Neuroscience (1999-2000, 2003-2006, 2008)
Grass Fellow (1994)
Alumna, Methods in Computational Neuroscience (1993)
Faculty, Neural Systems & Behavior (1991)

Sarah C.R. Elgin, HHMI Professor/Washington University, St. Louis
Faculty, Physiology (1979)

Amy N. Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBL Society Member (2014)

Carol A. Mason, Columbia University
Faculty, Neurobiology (1994)

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, HHMI Investigator/Stowers Institute for Medical Research
MBL Fellow
Co-director, Embryology (2012-2016)
Faculty, Embryology (2006-2011)
Alumnus, Embryology (1995)

Clare M. Waterman, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
MBL Society Member
MBL Science Council Member
Whitman Investigator (2007-2011, 2013-2017, 2018)
Faculty, Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy (1997, 2015)
Co-director, Physiology (2009-2013)
Faculty, Optical Microscopy and Imaging in the Biological Sciences (2010, 2012)
Faculty, Physiology (2004-2007)
Alumna, Physiology (1993)