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Honorary Members and Academy Fellows

Honorary Members
  • 1817
  • Samuel L. Mitchill
  • Augustin Pyrame de Candolle
  • President Thomas Jefferson
  • President James Monroe
  • Charles W. Peale

  • 1818–1850
  • Louis Agassiz
  • John James Audubon
  • Jöns Jakob Berzelius
  • DeWitt Clinton
  • Jules Cloquet
  • Alexander von Humboldt
  • Sir Charles Lyell
  • Edward de Verneuil

  • 1850–1900
  • George Bentham
  • Robert Bunsen
  • Michel Eugéne Chevreul
  • Charles Darwin
  • Sir George Howard Darwin
  • Sir William Boyd Dawkins
  • Sir Philip Egerton
  • Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
  • Ernst Haeckel
  • Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
  • Asaph Hall
  • Hermann von Helmholtz
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
  • James P. Joule
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Sir Norman J. Lockyer
  • Seth Low
  • James Clerk Maxwell
  • Henri Moissan*
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Fridtjof Nansen*
  • Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Lord Rayleigh*
  • Joseph John Thompson*
  • John Tyndall

  • 1900–1950
  • Oswald T. Avery
  • William Bateson
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Charles Herbert Best
  • Sir William Henry Bragg*
  • Sir MacFarlane Burnet*
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • Arthur H. Compton*
  • Sir Henry Dale*
  • Clinton J. Davisson*
  • Peter J.W. Debye*
  • René Dubos
  • Sir James Dewar
  • Thomas Alva Edison
  • Emil Fischer*
  • Alexander Fleming
  • Sir Francis Galton
  • Frederick Gowland Hopkins*
  • Bernardo A. Houssay*
  • William James
  • Peter Kapitza*
  • Karl Landsteiner*
  • Irving Langmuir*
  • Franz von Leydig
  • Ernst Mach
  • Iliya Metchnikof*
  • *Nobel Laureate
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan*
  • Jules Henri Poincaré
  • Sir William Ramsay*
  • John A. Roebling
  • Florence Rena Sabin
  • Hans Spemann*
  • Theodor Svedberg*
  • Albert Szent-Györgyi*
  • Arne Tiselius*
  • Hugo de Vries
  • Robert Van Wyck

  • 1950–2000
  • Lord Edgar Adrian*
  • Hans Bethe*
  • Niels Bohr*
  • Louis V. de Broglie*
  • Adolf Butenandt*
  • Margaret Burbidge
  • Melvin Calvin*
  • Ernst Boris Chain*
  • Genady P. Cherepanov
  • Esther M. Conwell
  • Andre F. Cournand*
  • Paul A.M. Dirac*
  • Israel Dostrovsky
  • Mildred Spiwak Dresselhaus
  • Sir John Carew Eccles*
  • Manfred Eigen*
  • Gertrude B. Elion*
  • Paul Erdős
  • Ulf Svante von Euler*
  • Paul J. Flory*
  • Werner Heisenberg*
  • Corneille J.F. Heymans*
  • Norman Cyril Hinshelwood*
  • Willis E. Lamb, Jr.*
  • Max Von Laue*
  • Louis Leakey
  • Joshua Lederberg*
  • Eunice T. Miner
  • Tsung Dao Lee*
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Salvador Luria*
  • André Lwoff*
  • Barbara McClintock*
  • Margaret Mead
  • Peter Brian Medawar*
  • Brenda Milner
  • Guilio Natta*
  • Louis Néel*
  • Ronald G.W. Norrish*
  • Linus Pauling*
  • Max Ferdinand Perutz*
  • Jean Piaget
  • George Porter*
  • Fred Plum
  • Isidor Rabi*
  • Tadeus Reichstein*
  • Sir Robert Robinson*
  • Martin Ryle*
  • Arthur M. Sackler
  • Mortimer D. Sackler
  • Raymond R. Sackler
  • Andrei D. Sakharov*
  • Nikolai N. Semenov*
  • Waclaw Sierpinski
  • B.F. Skinner
  • Igor Evgenievich Tamm*
  • Hugo Theorell*
  • Shirley M. Tilghman
  • Lord Alexander Todd*
  • Sin-Itiro Tomonaga*
  • Neil de Grasse Tyson
  • J.H. Van Vleck*
  • Eugene Wigner*
  • George F.K. Wittig*
  • Hideki Yukawa*

* Nobel Laureate

  • 2000–2019
  • Peter Agre*
  • James Allison*
  • Richard Axel*
  • David Baltimore*
  • Ban Ki-moon
  • Cori Bargmann
  • Paul Berg*
  • Len Blavatnik
  • Günter Blobel*
  • Irina Bokova
  • Lee Bollinger
  • Michael S. Brown*
  • Sydney Brenner*
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland
  • Linda Buck*
  • Thomas R. Cech*
  • Martin Chalfie*
  • Emmanuelle Charpentier
  • Aaron J. Ciechanover*
  • Rita Colwell
  • Francis Crick*
  • Titia de Lange
  • Peter Doherty*
  • Jennifer Doudna
  • Edmond H. Fischer*
  • Judah Folkman
  • Joachim Frank*
  • Jerome I. Friedman*
  • Carol Greider*
  • HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • William T. Golden
  • Joseph Goldstein*
  • Paul Greengard*
  • Dudley Robert Herschbach*
  • Louis Ignarro*
  • François Jacob*
  • Mae Jemison
  • Eric Kandel*
  • Aaron Klug*
  • Leon Lederman*
  • Ernst Mayr
  • Matthew Meselson
  • Roderick MacKinnon*
  • Amina J. Mohammed
  • Ferid Murad*
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Paul Nurse*
  • Severo Ochoa*
  • Yoshinori Ohsumi*
  • Svante Pääbo
  • Venkatraman Ramakrishnan*
  • Richard Roberts*
  • Paul Romer*
  • James E. Rothman
  • Vera Rubin
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Bengt Samuelsson*
  • John E. Sexton
  • Phillip A. Sharp*
  • K. Barry Sharpless
  • Feike Sijbesma
  • Maxine Singer
  • Paul Stoffels
  • Jack W. Szostak
  • Ted Turner
  • Charles H. Townes*
  • P. Roy Vagelos
  • Harold Varmus*
  • Craig Venter
  • Jan Vilcek
  • James Watson*
  • Rainer Weiss*
  • Torsten N. Wiesel*
  • Frank Wilczek*
  • Rosalyn Yalow*
  • Michael W. Young*
  • Ahmed Zewail*
  • Guangzhao Zhou
  • Nancy Zimpher
Academy Fellows
  • Robert R. Alfano
    Inducted 1999
    Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering, City College of New York, CUNY
  • Ralph Alpher
    Inducted 2000
    Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Physics, Union College
  • Bruce Ames
    Inducted 2000
    Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jesse H. Ausubel
    Inducted 1999
    Senior Research Associate, The Rockefeller University
  • Phaedon Avouris
    Inducted 1999
    Manager, Nanometer Scale Science and Technology, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation
  • Linda G. Basch
    Inducted 2002
    Executive Director of the National Council for Research on Women
  • M. Flint Beal
    Inducted 2005
    Chairman of Neurology and Neuroscience, and Neurologist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York
  • Dimitri Beskos
    Inducted 2006
    Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
  • Alain Bourdier
    Inducted 1998; Member since 1987
    European Physical Society Fellow
    Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France
  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
    Inducted 2002
    Professor and founding director of the Institute on Child and Family Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University
    National Fellow, Harvard University Multi-disciplinary Training Program in Inequality and Social Policy
    Winner, The Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy Award, the American Psychological Association.
  • Andrea Califano
    Inducted 2005
    Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Co-Director, Center for Computational Biochemistry and Biosystems
    Chief of Bioinformatics Division, Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Director, Genome Center Bioinformatics, Columbia University, New York
  • B. J. Casey
    Inducted 2006
    Director and Sackler Professor of Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Brian T. Chait
    Inducted 2001
    Head, Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry and Gaseous Ion Chemistry, The Rockefeller University
  • David Chang
    Inducted 2000
    President, Polytechnic University
  • Virginia Cornish
    Inducted 2006
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University
  • David Cowburn
    Inducted 2001
    Head, Laboratory of Physical Biochemistry, The Rockefeller University
  • Ronald Dahl
    Inducted 2005
    The Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Christian de Duve
    Inducted 2001
    Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology, Brussels, Belgium
  • Titia de Lange
    Inducted 2005
    The Leon Hess Professor, Head of Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, The Rockefeller University, New York
  • Claude Desplan
    Inducted 2006
    Professor, Department of Biology, New York University
  • Samuel Devons
    Inducted 2001
    Professor emeritus of Physics, Columbia University
  • Gerald M. Edelman
    Inducted 1999
    Chair, Neurobiology, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Harvey V. Fineberg
    Inducted 1999
    Provost, Harvard University
  • Vincent Fischetti
    Inducted 2006
    Professor and Chairman, Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University
  • Alan Friedman
    Inducted 1999
    Director, New York Hall of Science
  • Elaine Fuchs
    Inducted 2004
    Professor and HHMI Investigator, The Rockefeller University, New York
  • Sam Gandy
    Inducted 2002
    Director, Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
    Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the Fisher Foundation for Alzheimer's Research
  • Emmanuel Gdoutos
    Inducted 2001
    Director, Laboratory of Applied Mechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Uwe Gielen
    Inducted 2006
    Professor of Psychology, St. Francis College
  • Ernest R. Gilmont
    Inducted 1980
    Full Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    President, Société de Chimie Industrielle
  • Robert Goldberger
    Inducted 2000
    Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Health Sciences, Columbia University
  • Matthew Goldstein
    Inducted 2000
    Chancellor, City University of New York
  • Jordan Grafman
    Inducted 2001
    Chief, Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Daniel Griffith
    Inducted 2000
    Professor, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
  • Godfrey Gumbs
    Inducted 2001
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Lloyd Guth
    Inducted 2005
    Visiting Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Reeve-Irvine Research Center, UCI School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
  • William Haseltine
    Inducted 2004
    Chairman and CEO, Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Rockville, MD
  • Herbert Hauptman
    Inducted 2001
    President, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Buffalo, New York
  • Norman Horing
    Inducted 2006
    Professor of Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Frances Degen Horowitz
    Inducted 2000
    President, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
  • D. Frank Hsu
    Inducted 1999
    Professor of Computer Science, Fordham University
  • Mohammad Jamshidi
    Inducted 2004
    Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Steve Jonas
    Inducted 2004
    Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
  • Calestous Juma
    Inducted 2000
    Senior Research Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Gabor J. Kalman
    Inducted 1981
    Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Physics, Boston College
  • Rolf H. Kinne
    Inducted 1981
    Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany
  • Lisa Klein
    Inducted 2001
    Department of Ceramics and Materials Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Mary-Jeanne Kreek
    Inducted 2000
    Professor, Biology of Addictive Diseases, The Rockefeller University
  • Harvey D. Kushner
    Inducted 1976
    President, Kushner Management Planning Corporation
  • George Ainsworth Land
    Inducted 1977
    Chairman, CEO, Owner, The FarSight Group
    Chairman, Leadership 2000
  • Joseph LeDoux
    Inducted 2005
    The Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, Center for Neural Science, Department of Psychology, New York University, New York
  • Tsu-Tien Lee
    Inducted 2001
    Department of Electrical and Control Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Michael Lewis, PhD
    Inducted 1979
    University Distinguished Professor
    Director, Institute for the Study of Child Development
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School​
  • W. Ian Lipkin
    Inducted 2004
    Director, Center for Immunopathogenesis and Infectious Diseases, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
  • Richard Lokshin
    Inducted 2006
    Professor of Biological Sciences, St. John's University
  • Asad Madni
    Inducted 2000
    President and CEO, BEI Sensors and Systems Company, Inc.
  • Dennis Mangano
    Inducted 2000
    Clinician and Researcher, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • Richard Mayeux
    Inducted 2004
    Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York
  • Roberta B. Miller
    Inducted 2002
    Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network and Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University
  • Peter Model
    Inducted 2001
    Laboratory of Genetics, The Rockefeller University
  • John Morrison
    Inducted 2006
    Dean of Basic Science and Professor of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Stephen S. Morse
    Inducted 1997
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Fujio Numano
    Inducted 2002
    Director of the Tokyo Vascular Disease Institute and Emeritus Professor of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  • Iwao Ojima,
    Inducted 2000
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Donald Orlic
    Inducted 2001
    National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Emilio Panarella
    Inducted 1985
    Senior Research Officer (ret.), National Research Council of Canada
    Editor-in-Chief, Physics Essays
    President and CEO, Fusion Reactor Technology, Inc.
  • David Perlin
    Inducted 2005
    Scientific Director, Public Health Research Institute, Newark, NJ
  • Barbara Petrack
    Inducted 1999
    Senior Research Fellow, Norvartis (ret.)
    Dana Research Institute, Drew University
  • Donald Pfaff
    Inducted 2006
    Professor, The Rockefeller University
  • Fred Plum
    Inducted 2002
    Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, Cornell University-Weill Medical College
  • Shirley Raps
    Inducted 2002
    Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College
  • H. Bruce Rinker
    Inducted 2002
    Director of Research and Conservation, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida
  • Nancy Russo
    Inducted 2006
    Regents Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies, Arizona State University
  • Mortimer D. Sackler
    Inducted 2000
    Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Purdue Pharma L.P.
  • Raymond R. Sackler
    Inducted 2000
    Co-Chief Executive Office, Purdue Pharma L.P.
  • Oliver W. Sacks
    Inducted 1999
    Author, Awakenings (1973), An Anthropologist on Mars (1995), and many more.
  • A. George Schillinger
    Inducted 1999
    Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Management, Polytechnic University
  • Daniel Schutzer
    Inducted 1999
    Vice President and Director of External Standards and Advanced Technology, e-Citi, Citibank
  • Saw-Teen See
    Inducted 2005
    Managing Partner, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
  • Suresh P. Sethi
    Inducted 1999
    Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Bassam Shakhashiri
    Inducted 2002
    Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and holder of the William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair
  • David E. Shaw
    Inducted 1999
    President, D. E. Shaw & Co.
  • Carol Shoshkes-Reiss
    Inducted 2005
    Professor, Department of Biology, New York University
    Adjunct Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University
    Adjunct Professor of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
    Editor-in-Chief, Viral Immunology
  • Sydel F. Silverman
    Inducted 1999
    President, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
  • Samuel Silverstein
    Inducted 2000
    Professor, Department of Physiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Anna Marie Skalka
    Inducted 2000
    Director, Basic Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Lowell Steele
    Inducted 1999
    Vice President (ret.), General Electric Co.
    Consultant, Technology Planning and Management
    Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Polytechnic University
  • Ralph Steinman
    Inducted 2006
    Henry Kunkel Professor, The Rockefeller University
    Director of Christopher Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases, The Rockefeller University
    Professor and Senior Physician, The Rockefeller University
    2011 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
  • Gustavo Stolovitzky
    Inducted 2006
    Manager, Functional Genomics and Systems Biology Group, Computational Biology Center, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
  • Gerald Sussman
    Inducted 2004
    Matsushita Professor of Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Shirley Tilghman
    Inducted 2005
    President and Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Nancy Tooney
    Inducted 2002
    Associate Dean for Engineering and Applied Sciences, Polytechnic University
  • Joseph F. Traub
    Inducted 1999
    Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
  • Kosta Tsipis
    Inducted 1999
    Principal Research Scientist, and Founder and Director, Program in Science & Technology for International Security, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Tuschl
    Inducted 2005
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Associate Professor and Head of Laboratory for RNA Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York
  • Neil de Grasse Tyson
    Inducted 1999
    Visiting Research Scientist and Lecturer in Astrophysics, Princeton University
    Frederick P. Rose Director, Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History
  • Lawrence Wennogle
    Inducted 2006
    VP for Drug Discovery, Intra-Cellular Therapeutics, Inc., New York
  • George Yancopoulos
    Inducted 2005
    Chief Scientific Officer/Executive Vice-President, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New York
    Adjunct Full Professor, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, New York
    Adjunct Full Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York Medical College
  • Myrna Weissman
    Inducted 2001
    New York Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Stanley A. White
    Inducted 1982
    Chief Scientist, Rockwell International / Founding Principal, Signal Processing and Controls Engineering (SPACE) Corp
  • George M. Whitesides
    Inducted 1999
    Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University
  • Norton Zinder
    Inducted 2000
    John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Professor Emeritus, The Rockefeller University