MAS FELLOWS2019-07-16T20:21:54+00:00

Each year, the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences honors distinguished individuals through its Fellowship awards. The awardees constitute a select and prestigious community of scientists, engineers, research physicians, and others deeply concerned about science and science education. Awardees are recognized for extraordinary scientific accomplishments and service to the science community and the public. Academy peers initiate the nomination process. The Board of Directors reviews all nominees and makes its selection on the basis of the quality and extent of accomplishment and service. In 2018, the Board of Directors elected Katya Ravid, Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology and Health Sciences as the new MAS president (see Bio under Duties/Bios and By-Laws).

List of Fellows:

Fellows in consideration are listed at the end of the table.

Dr. Charles Alcock
Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phone: 617-495-7100
Dr. Victor Ambros
UMass Medical School
Program in Molecular Medicine
Phone: 508-856-6380
Dr. Frederick Ausubel
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Molecular Biology
Phone: 617-726-5969
Dr. W. A. Berggren
Scientist Emeritus
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Geology & Geophysics
Phone: 508-289-2593
Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia
John and Dorthy Wilson Professorship
Health Sciences and Technology Program
Phone: 617-324-0221
Dr. David Campbell
Boston University
Dept of Physics
Phone:  617-35301948
Dr. Anne Carpenter
Imaging Platform Director (faculty equivalent, Principal Investigator)
Broad Institute
Phone: 617-714-7750
Dr. Connie Chow Science Club for Girls
UMass Boston Honors College
Phone: 617-513-1540
Dr. John Coffin
Tufts University
Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Phone:  617-636-6528
Dr. Carolyn Cohen
(1929 – 2017)

Professor Emerita
Brandeis University
Carolyn Cohen
Dr. Catherine (Cady) Coleman
An American chemist, a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut.[1]She is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and departed the International Space Station on May 23, 2011, as a crew member of Expedition 27 after logging 159 days in space.
Dr. Robert Dorit
Smith College
Biological Sciences
Phone:  413-585-3638
Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus
Prefessor Emerita
MIT MIT ‘Remembering Mildred Dresselhaus’
Claire Duggan
Dir-Programs & Operations
Northeastern University
Phone: 617-373-2036
Dr. Irving Epstein
Brandeis University
Dept of Chemistry
Phone:  781-736-2503
Dr. G. David Forney
Adjunct Professor Emeritus
Dept of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Phone: 617-868-4855
Dr. Lila Gierasch
Distinguished Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dept Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Phone: 413-545-6094
Dr. Walter Gilbert
Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard
BioVentures Investors
Was a founder of Biogen, and served as Chairman and CEO until 1985
Walter Gilbert
Dr. Roy Glauber
Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics
Harvard University
Dept of Physics
Roy Glauber
Dr. Laurie Glimcher
Richard and Susan Smith Professor, HMS
President and CEO
Harvard University
Dana-Farber Cancer Inst
Phone: 617-632-4266
Dr. Jeffrey Hall
Professor Emeritus
Brandeis University
Dr. James Hamilton
Boston University
Dept of Physiology and Biophysics
Dr. Daniel Hartl
Higgins Professor of Biology
Harvard University
Dept of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Phone: 617-496-3357
Dr. Dudley Herschbach
Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, Emeritus
Harvard University
Dept of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Phone:  617-495-3218
Dr. Nancy Hopkins
Professor Emerita
Department of Biology
Phone: 617-253-6414
Dr. Evelyn Hu
Tarr-Coyne Professor Applied Physics and of Electrical Engineering
Harvard University
Engineering and Applied Science
Phone: 617-496-1385
Dr. Joseph Italiano
Professor and co-founder, Platelet Biogenesis
Harvard Medical School
Department of Medicine
Dr. Jonathan King
Department of Biology
Phone: 617-253-4700
Dr. Nancy Kopell
Boston University
Mathematics and Statistics
Phone:  617-353-5210
Dr. Eric Lander
President and Founding Director
Broad Institute Send message via web page
Dr. Richard Larson
Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Phone: 617-253-3604
Dr. Susan Leeman
Boston University
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Phone: 617-638-4364
Dr. Aviva Lev-Ari
Economist, Director & Founder LPBI
Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI) Group, Boston
Dr. Susan Lindquist
Former Director
Whitehead Institute
Susan Lindquist
Dr. Eve Marder
Brandeis University
Phone: 781-736-3140
Dr. Lynn Margulis
University of Massachusetts Amherst Nice life summary
Ms. Sandra Mayrand
UMass Medical School (until 2013)

Board of Directors, Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair

Could be contacted via LinkedIn
Dr. John McCarthy
Acting Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Distinguished University Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Linguistics
Dr. Craig Mello
Distinguished Professor
UMass Medical School
RNA Therapeutics Institute
Phone: 508-856-1602
Dr. Matthew Meselson
Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences
Harvard University
Dept of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Phone: 617-495-2264
Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis
Past-President and Director, Boston Museum of Science
Museum of Science Advisory role
Dr. Mary-Lou Pardue
Boris Magasanik Professor
Department of Biology
Phone: (617) 253-6741
Dr. David Pilbeam
Harvard University
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Phone: 617-495-4736
Dr. Katya Ravid
Professor, Center Founding Director Evans Center for IBR and BU –IBRO (MAS president; 2018-)
Boston University
Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
Phone: 617-358-8242
Tom Ricardi Live Birds of Prey Mass Bird of Prey rehab
Phone: 413-372-8867
Dr. Margaret (Peg) Riley
(MAS President thru 2017)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Massachusetts Academy of Sciences
Phone: 413-577-1306
Howard Ris
(Bud) Ris, president & CEO until 2014
New England Aquarium Could be contacted via LinkedIn
Dr. Megan Rokop
Associate Dean
Broad Institute
UMass Boston Honors College
Phone: 617-287-5520
Dr. Mandana Sassanfar
Department of Biology
Phone: 617-452-4371
Dr. Larisa Schelkin
CEO & President & Co-Founding Director of the Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering (DOME) Foundation, Inc
DOME Foundation Also: CEO, President & Founder, Global STEM Education Ctr
Dr. Richard Schrock
F G Keyes Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Phone: 617-253-1596
Dr. H. Eugene Stanley
Boston University
Dept of Physics
Phone: 617-353-2617
Dr. Paul Trunfio
Senior Research Scientist
Boston University
Dept of Physics
Phone: 617-353-9041
Dr. B. L. Turner
Clark University
Graduate School of Geography
Phone: 508-793-7325/7434
Dr. Bryan Vought
Senior Research Scientist
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Ward Watt
Stanford University
Dr. Edward O. Wilson
University Research Professor Emeritus
Harvard University
Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister
Founding Chief Executive, resigned 2014
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Immediate Past President & CEOCurrent:
President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies LLC and Managing Partner, Biomedical Innovation Advisors LLC
Could be contacted via LinkedIn
Dr. Christos Zahopoulos
Associate Professor
Northeastern University
CPS-Graduate Programs
Phone: 617-373-4583
Dr. Maria Zuber
Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research
Phone: 617-253-3206

New Members in Consideration:

Dr. Michelle Williams
Professor and Dean of Faculty
Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Dorothy L. Hodgson
Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology
Brandeis University
Dr. Elazer Edelman
Professor and Director, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Dr. Lisa Soleymani Lehmann
Associate Professor
Harvard medical School and US Department of Medical Affairs