American Academy of Arts & SciencesSeveral members of the GSA community have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the country’s oldest learned societies, whose early members include John Hancock, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin.


AndyClark-200x247pix_1 Andrew G. Clark, PhD
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Population Genetics
Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University

GSA Board of Directors, 2002–2004

SteveJacobsen Steven E. Jacobsen, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
Michael Lichten Michael J. Lichten, PhD
Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Joachim Messing, PhD
Director, Waksman Institute of Microbiology
University Professor of Molecular Biology
Selman A. Waksman Chair in Molecular Genetics
Rutgers University
Sara Otto Sarah P. Otto, PhD
Professor of Zoology
Director, Centre for Biodiversity Research
University of British Columbia
Anne_Villeneuve 300 x 300 Anne M. Villeneuve, PhD
Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine

GSA Secretary, 2013–2015


The Academy’s 236th class of new members includes 213 individuals representing a broad cross-section of scholars, scientists, writers, artists, business leaders, philanthropists, and more.


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Adam Fagen was formerly Executive Director of the Genetics Society of America.

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