National Academy of Sciences

Members and foreign associates of the Academy are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer. The Academy membership is comprised of approximately 1,900 members and 300 foreign associates, of whom more than 170 have won Nobel Prizes. 44 current faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Anthropology

  • Marshall D. Sahlins, 1991

Applied Physical Sciences

  • David D. Awschalom, 2007
  • Sidney R. Nagel, 2003
  • Dean E. Eastman, 1982

Astronomy

  • John E. Carlstrom, 2002
  • Eugene N. Parker, 1967

Biochemistry

  • Donald F. Steiner, 1975

Cellular and Developmental Biology

  • Anthony P. Mahowald, 1994

Chemistry

  • Donald H. Levy, 1988
  • Jack Halpern, 1984
  • Robert Gomer, 1981
  • R. Stephen Berry, 1980
  • Stuart A. Rice, 1968

Economics

  • Roger B. Myerson, 2009
  • Nancy Stokey, 2004
  • Lars Peter Hansen, 1999
  • James J. Heckman, 1992
  • Hugo F. Sonnenschein, 1990
  • Robert E. Lucas Jr., 1981
  • Gary S. Becker, 1975
  • Robert W. Fogel, 1974

Evolutionary Biology

  • Neil Shubin, 2011
  • David Jablonski, 2010
  • Wen-Hsiung Li, 2003

Geology

  • Frank M. Richter, 2001
  • David M. Raup, 1979

Geophysical Sciences

  • Robert N. Clayton, 1996
  • Edward Anders, 1974

Immunology

  • Martin G. Weigert, 1999

Mathematics

  • Spencer J. Bloch, 1994
  • Richard G. Swan, 1976

Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology

  • Janet D. Rowley, 1984

Microbial Biology

  • Bernard Roizman, 1979

Physics

  • Melvyn J. Shochet, 2006
  • Robert M. Wald, 2001
  • Michael S. Turner, 1997
  • Leo P. Kadanoff, 1978
  • Yoichiru Nambu, 1974
  • James W. Cronin, 1970

Physiology and Pharmacology

  • Francisco Bezanilla, 2006

Plant Biology

  • Robert Haselkorn, 1991

Sociology

  • Stephen W. Raudenbush, 2012