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June 17, 2014

National Academy of Sciences Elects Sigma Xi Members

websiteSigma Xi members were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. This class continued the trend of increased female recognition.

The academy is a nonprofit society of scientists and engineers committed to the furtherance of science and technology and its use for general welfare. It was established in 1863 by an act of Congress signed by President Abraham Lincoln that calls on the academy to provide objective advice to the nation about science and technology.

Newly elected Sigma Xi members, their Sigma Xi induction year, and their affiliations at the time of election to the academy are as follows. Those listed are NAS members unless otherwise noted.

Carolina Barillas-Mury (SX 1988); chief, Mosquito Immunity and Vector Competence Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Cynthia J. Burrows (SX 1976); distinguished professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Jonathan J. Cole (SX 1982); distinguished senior scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York.

Patricia L. Crown (SX 1980); distinguished professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Daniel Eisenstein (SX 1992); professor, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Janet Franklin (SX 1989); professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Timothy L. Grove (SX 1974); professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Benjamin D. Hall (SX 1958); emeritus professor of biology and genome sciences, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle.

Edward A. Hoover (SX 1982); university distinguished professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

Marcia K. Johnson (SX 1982); Sterling Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Martin M. Matzuk (SX 1982); professor, Departments of Pathology and Immunology and of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Margaret J. McFall-Ngai (SX 1983); professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Jerry M. Melillo (SX 1977); distinguished scientist and director emeritus, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Ei-ichi Negishi* (SX 1968); Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (Japan).

Helen J. Neville* (SX 1988); professor of psychology and associate director, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene (Canada).

Joseph D. Puglisi (SX 1990); professor and chair, Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Sergio Verdú (SX 1984); Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

* Denotes a NAS foreign associate. Their country of citizenship is in parentheses.


This article was published in the Sigma Xi Today section of the July-August 2014 issue of American Scientist.

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