IOS would like to congratulate the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2021

The National Academy of Sciences announced on April 26th the election of 120 members. Of those, 59 are women – the most elected in a single year. Many of the newly elected members have been supported at some time in their career by grants from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and, in particular, the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS).

Below is a list of those individuals who have received support from BIO or IOS, and their affiliations at the time of election (*partial funding by BIO; **partial funding by IOS; ***BIO Career Award). A full list of the newly elected members can be found on the National Academy’s website.


Agrawal, Anurag**; James Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Aksoy, Serap*; professor and acting chair, department of epidemiology of microbial diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Conn.

Anderson, Robert S.*; distinguished professor, department of geological sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder

Baker, Barbara**; senior scientist, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, Calif.

Beckerle, Mary C.*; chief executive officer and director, Huntsman Cancer Institute; and distinguished professor of biology and associate vice president for cancer affairs, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Bloom, Kerry S.*; Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor and chair, department of biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

DellaPenna, Dean**; university distinguished professor and MSU Foundation Professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Elson, Elliot L.*; alumni endowed professor emeritus, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Griffin, Robert G.*; Arthur Amos Noyes Professor, department of chemistry, and director, Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Hanson, Maureen R.**; Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, department of molecular biology and genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Hopper, Anita K.*; professor, department of molecular genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus

Kieber, Joseph J.**; Kenan Distinguished Professor, department of biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Klevit, Rachel*; professor, department of biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle

Leach, Jan E.**; associate dean for research and university distinguished professor, College of Agriculture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Lippman, Zachary B.**; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Jacob Goldfield Professor of Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Liu, David R.***; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, department of chemistry and chemical biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Lovett, Susan T.*; Abraham S. and Gertrude Burg Professor of Microbiology, department of biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

Montell, Denise J.*; Duggan Professor, department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moore, Tirin***; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Moran, Mary Ann**; distinguished research professor and regents’ professor, department of marine sciences, University of Georgia, Athens

Nadel, Lynn*; regents’ professor emeritus, department of psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson

Narlikar, Geeta J.*; professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

Pickett, Steward T.A.*; distinguished senior scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, N.Y.

Rabalais, Nancy N.*; Shell Endowed Chair in Oceanography and Wetland Studies and professor, department of oceanography and coastal sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Reid, Robin S.*; professor, department of ecosystem science and sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Rothenberg, Ellen V.*; distinguished professor, division of biology and biological engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Salmon, Edward D.**; professor, department of biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Shaw, Ruth G.*; professor, department of ecology, evolution, and behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Sherwood, Chet C.*; professor, department of anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Turelli, Michael*; distinguished professor and Joel Keizer Endowed Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology, department of evolution and ecology, University of California, Davis

Wong, Rachel O.**; professor and chair, department of biological structure, University of Washington, Seattle Wright, Dawn J.; chief scientist, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Redlands, Calif.