National Academy of Sciences Elects Two Penn Arts and Sciences Faculty

May 5, 2017

Two faculty members from Penn Arts and Sciences have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

The professors are Sarah Tishkoff, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments in Penn Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine, and Robert Seyfarth, an emeritus professor of psychology.

Seyfarth and Tishkoff are part of the 2017 Academy class, consisting of 84 members and 21 foreign associates. NAS election is considered one of the highest honors accorded an engineer or scientist in the United States.

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