Yale’s Rothman named fellow of Royal Society

James Rothman

Yale’s James Rothman has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, an honor bestowed to scientists in the United Kingdom and select foreign members.

Rothman, a Nobel laureate, Sterling Professor of Cell Biology, and professor of chemistry, was one of seven foreign members among the 50 new members elected this year, the society announced April 17.

In 2013, Rothman shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work in describing how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of our cells. He has received numerous other awards and honors, including 2010 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience, and is a member of the National Academy of Science and its Institute of Medicine.

There are approximately 1,600 fellows and foreign members of the Royal Society, including around 80 Nobel laureates. Each year up to 52 fellows and up to 10 foreign members are elected from a group of around 700 candidates who are proposed by the existing fellows.

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