Photo collage of UCLA's 2021 class elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Credit: UCLA

UCLA’s newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Top row, from left: Terence Blanchard, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Barbara Geddes and Elisabeth Le Guin. Bottom row, from left: Kelly Lytle Hernández, Daniel Posner, Marilyn Raphael and Victoria Sork.

The National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced their newly elected members this week, expanding their ranks by 11 and 25 UC faculty, respectively.

Membership in these prestigious organizations puts one in distinguished company.

The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 under President Abraham Lincoln to recognize achievement in science. Along with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, members provide advice to the federal government on matters related to science, engineering and health. Its 2021 class includes 11 faculty from across five UC campuses who join an elite group of 2,461 active members (511 additional members are internationally-affiliated). This year, NAS elected 59 women among its 120 new members, representing a new record and near parity for its class.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an honorary society and independent research center that convenes leaders from across disciplines and professions to address significant challenges. More than 13,500 members have been elected since 1780, when it was founded by John Adams, John Hancock and others. 252 new members join the organization as part of its 2021 class, including 25 UC faculty from eight campuses.

Congratulations to all of UC’s newly elected members in both academies. They are:

National Academy of Sciences

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Heather and Melanie Muss Chair, department of neurological surgery, University of California, San Francisco

David Card, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, department of economics, University of California, Berkeley

Glenn H. Fredrickson, Mitsubishi Chemical Chair in Functional Materials, department of chemical engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

N. Louise Glass, professor and chair, department of plant and microbial biology, University of California, Berkeley

Holly A. Ingraham, Hertzstein Distinguished Investigator, professor, and associate vice chairman, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

Kenneth Lange, Rosenfeld Professor of Computational Genetics, department of computational medicine and departments of human genetics and statistics, University of California, Los Angeles

Isabel P. Montañez, distinguished professor and chancellor's leadership professor, department of earth and planetary sciences, University of California, Davis

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

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

Linda Petzold, distinguished professor, department of computer science, University of California, Santa Barbara

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

Academy of Arts and Sciences

The lists below present the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ newest members grouped in the thirty sections, organized within five classes, in which they were elected. The academy has elected members by class and section since 1815.

Class I - Mathematical and Physical sciences

Joseph Incandela, Joe and Pat Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science, professor of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Marilyn N. Raphael, interim director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and professor of geography, University of California, Los Angeles

Stefan Savage, professor of computer science and engineering, University of California, San Diego

Class II - Biological sciences

Jodi M. Nunnari, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

James A. Estes, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Tyrone B. Hayes, professor of integrative biology, University of California, Berkeley

Victoria L. Sork, director of the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden and distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of California, Los Angeles

Geerat J. Vermeij, distinguished professor of marine ecology and paleoecology, University of California, Davis

Ananda Goldrath, professor of molecular biology, University of California, San Diego

Class III — social and behavioral sciences

Stephen P. Hinshaw, professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and vice-chair for child and adolescent psychology, University of California, San Francisco

Judith Kroll, distinguished professor of language science, University of California, Irvine

Stefano DellaVigna, co-director of the Berkeley Initiative for Behavioral Economics and Finance, Daniel Koshland, Sr., distinguished professor of economics and professor of business administration, University of California, Berkeley

Robert Christopher Feenstra, director of the Center for International Data, C. Bryan Cameron Distinguished Chair in International Economics, University of California, Davis

Annette Vissing-Jørgensen, Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management and chair of the Finance Group at Berkeley Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Barbara Geddes, professor emeritus of political science, University of California, Los Angeles

Daniel N. Posner, James S. Coleman Professor of International Development in the Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, distinguished professor of law, Promise Institute Chair in Human Rights, UCLA School of Law

Barbara Rogoff, distinguished professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Class IV — Humanities and arts

Angela Y. Davis, distinguished professor emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz

R. Jay Wallace, Judy Chandler Webb Distinguished Chair for Innovative Teaching and Research and professor of philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Kelly Lytle Hernández, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and professor of history, African American studies, and urban planning, University of California, Los Angeles

Andrés Reséndez, professor of history, University of California, Davis

Terence O. Blanchard, Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Elisabeth Le Guin, professor of musicology, University of California, Los Angeles

Class V — leadership, policy and communications

Rucker C. Johnson, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley