Twenty-one Yale affiliates elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

February 19, 2014

Twenty-one Yale affiliates are among the 50 individuals recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Members of the academy are considered Connecticut’s leading experts in science, engineering, and technology. The newly elected members will be introduced at the academy’s 39th annual meeting in June.

The Yale affiliates are:

Ronald R. Breaker, the Henry Ford II Professor and chair of the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologyy; professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry; and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hui Cao, professor of applied physics and physics

Sonia Caprio, professor of pediatrics

Lynn Cooley, the C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics; professor of cell biology and of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology

Daniel C. DiMaio, the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics; professor of therapeutic radiology and molecular biophysics & biochemistry; scientific director of the Yale Cancer Center

James Duncan, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering; professor of diagnostic radiology and electrical engineering

Theodore R. Holford, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health

Jay D. Humphrey, the John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Lawrence E. Marks, emeritus director of the John B. Pierce Laboratory; professor of epidemiology and of psychology

David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science; resident faculty fellow, Institution for Social & Policy Studies

Laura R. Ment, professor of pediatrics (neurology) and of neurology

Laura E. Niklason, professor of anesthesiology and biomedical engineering

Stephanie S. O’Malley, professor of psychiatry

David Paltiel, professor of public health and management

Joseph J. Pignatello, professor adjunct of chemical engineering and environmental engineering

James E. Rothman, the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences; professor of cell biology and chair of the Department of Cell Biology

Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics

Patrick Sung, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and chair of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; professor of therapeutic radiology

Jane R. Taylor, the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor of psychology

Fred R. Volkmar, chair of the Child Study Center; chief of child psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital; the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry; professor of psychiatry, pediatrics, and of psychology

Kurt W. Zilm, professor of chemistry and of chemical engineering

Election to the academy is on the basis of scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being. For more information, visit the website.