Sigma Xi Members Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

June 15, 2015

Jennifer A. Richeson

Congratulations to the 13 Sigma Xi members who were elected this year as new members to the National Academy of Sciences. In total, 84 new members and 21 foreign associates were elected. 

The National Academy of Sciences  is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. Through the National Research Council, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation.

Samuel A. Bowring; professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Adam Burrows; professor of astrophysical sciences, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Dorothy L. Cheney; professor of biology and member of the graduate group, Departments of Psychology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

R. Graham Cooks; Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Ralph L. Holloway; professor of anthropology, Columbia University, New York City

Robert E. Kahn; president and CEO, Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Reston, Va.

Steven A. Kliewer; Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Basic Cancer Research and professor, Departments of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Warren J. Leonard; NIH Distinguished Investigator and chief, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, and director, Immunology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Joachim Messing; university professor of molecular biology, Selman A. Waksman Chair in Molecular Genetics, and director, Waksman Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway

Jennifer A. Richeson; professor, Department of Psychology and Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

John A. Rogers; Swanlund Chair Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Jeffrey P. Severinghaus; professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

William R. Ward; institute scientist, Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colo.

Photo: Jennifer A. Richeson is one of the Sigma Xi members who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation [CC BY 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons. No changes were made. 

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety