Nine Stanford faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences
The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.
Nine Stanford faculty members have been elected as new members of the National Academy of Sciences. The academy is an honorific society that recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The academy’s honorees have included such renowned scientists and inventors as Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and Alexander Graham Bell. Nearly 200 living members of the academy have won Nobel Prizes.
The Stanford scholars were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries elected this year, bringing the total number of active members to 2,291 and the total number of foreign associates to 465.
The new members will be formally inducted next April during the academy’s 154th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.:
Helen M. Blau, the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor and director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology at the School of Medicine
John C. Boothroyd, the Burt and Marion Avery Professor of Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine
Hongjie Dai, the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry
Jennifer Eberhardt, associate professor of psychology
Martin M. Fejer, professor of applied physics and co-director of Stanford Photonics Research Center
Hazel R. Markus, the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences
Maryam Mirzakhani; professor of mathematics
Stephen R. Palumbi, the Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences, director of Hopkins Marine Station and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Paul Segall, professor of geophysics