Dr. Robert Fettiplace of the Department of Neuroscience was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fettiplace, originally from the United Kingdom, is one of 30 new international members to the Academy. Along with Dr. Fettiplace, UW-Madison’s Dr. Ellen Zweibel (Physics/Astronomy) was admitted as a new member.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) provides independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. It is a private, nonprofit institution established in 1863 under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Current NAS membership totals approximately 2,400 members and 500 international members, of which approximately 190 have received Nobel prizes.
For the full listing of newly elected members to the National Academy of Sciences, click here: http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/2021-nas-election.html