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National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Approximately 500 current and deceased members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1914, is today one of the premier international journals publishing the results of original research.

Roster below last updated spring 2020.

John Bukovac, Professor Emeritus, Department of Horticulture
NAS Primary Section: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Plant Biology, 1983

James L. Dye, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry
NAS Primary Section: Chemistry, 1989

Pamela J. Fraker, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
NAS Primary Section: Animal, Nutritional, and Applied Microbial Sciences, 2007

Sheng-Yang He, University Distinguished Professor, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Department of Plant Biology, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
NAS Primary Section: Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, 2015

Gregg Howe, University Distinguished Professor, MSU Foundation Professor, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and MSU AgBio Research.
NAS Primary Section: Plant Biology, 2020

Kenneth Keegstra, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory
NAS Primary Section: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Plant Biology, 2014

Richard E. Lenski, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
NAS Primary Section: Evolutionary Biology, 2006

Emilio F. Moran, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences
NAS Primary Section: Human Environmental Sciences and Anthropology, 2010

Douglas Schemske, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology
NAS Primary Section: Plant Biology, 2017

Michael F. Thomashow, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory
NAS Primary Section: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Plant Biology, 2003

James M. Tiedje, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
NAS Primary Section: Environmental Sciences and Ecology, 2003