Distinguished Faculty

Newly Elected Members, 2018

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Anthony P. Bretscher, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Catherine Lord, Psychology and Psychology in Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine

National Academy of Sciences


Héctor D. Abruña, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Susan R. McCouch, Plant Breeding and Genetics

National Academy of Engineering


Lynden A. Archer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 


American Philosophical Society


Jonathan D. Culler, English; Comparative Literature (2006)

Michael E. Fisher,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Physics; Mathematics (1993)

David A. Hamburg, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1983)

Roald Hoffmann,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1984)

Peter J. Katzenstein, Government (2009)

Paul A. Marks, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2007)

N. David Mermin,* Physics (2015)

Mary Beth Norton, History; American Studies (2010)

Gregory A. Petsko, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (2010)

Frank H. T. Rhodes,* Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; President Emeritus (1991)

Brian Tierney,* History (1990)

Harold E. Varmus, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1994)

Benjamin Widom,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1993)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Héctor D. Abruña, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2007)

Barbara A. Baird, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2008)

Jeremiah A. Barondess,* Medicine; Public Health, Weill Cornell Medicine (2000)

Malcolm Bilson,* Music (1994)

Robert A. Buhrman, Applied and Engineering Physics (2006)

Valerie Jane Bunce, Government (2010)

Lewis C. Cantley, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1999)

Andrew G. Clark, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2016)

Stephen T. Coate, Economics (2017)

Geoffrey W. Coates, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2011)

Jonathan D. Culler, English; Comparative Literature (2001)

Francis J. DiSalvo, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1992)

Stephen T. Emlen,* Neurobiology and Behavior (2007)

Scott D. Emr, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2004)

Deborah Estrin, Computer Science, Cornell Tech; Public Health, Weill Cornell Medicine (2007)

Joseph J. Fins, Medical Ethics; Medicine; Public Health; Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (2012)

Michael E. Fisher,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Physics; Mathematics (1979)

Jack H. Freed,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1994)

W. Kent Fuchs,* Electrical and Computer Engineering (2014)

María Cristina García, History; Latina/o Studies Program (2017)

Thomas D. Gilovich, Psychology (2012)

Laurie H. Glimcher, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1996)

Kurt Gottfried,* Physics (1982)

Antonio M. Gotto Jr., Medicine; Dean Emeritus, Weill Cornell Medicine (2001)

Sandra E. Greene, History (2016)

Harry Walter Greene,* Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2014)

Leonard Gross,* Mathematics (2004)

Sol M. Gruner, Physics (2011)

John M. Guckenheimer, Mathematics (2008)

David P. Hajjar, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2016)

Joseph Y. Halpern, Computer Science (2015)

David A. Hamburg, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1969)

Juris Hartmanis,* Computer Science (1992)

Martha P. Haynes, Astronomy (1999)

Roald Hoffmann,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1971)

Peter U. Hohendahl,* German Studies (2003)

John E. Hopcroft, Computer Science (1987)

Paul L. Houston,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2003)

Ronald Raymond Hoy, Neurobiology and Behavior (2010)

Isabel V. Hull, History (2007)

Terence H. Irwin,* Philosophy (1995)

Andre T. Jagendorf,* Plant Biology (1972)

Peter J. Katzenstein, Government (1987)

Kenneth J. Kemphues,* Molecular Biology and Genetics (2013)

Harry Kesten,* Mathematics; Statistical Sciences (1999)

Jon M. Kleinberg, Computer Science; Information Science (2007)

Gary A. Koretzky, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2012)

Isaac Kramnick,* Government; American Studies (1997)

Carol L. Krumhansl, Psychology (2008)

Dominick C. LaCapra,* History; Comparative Literature (2006)

Walter F. LaFeber,* History (1987)

David M. Lee,* Physics (1990)

Sidney Leibovich,* Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1992)

G. Peter Lepage, Physics (2008)

John T. Lis, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2013)

Alison Lurie,* English (2005)

Paul  L.  McEuen, Physics (2015)

Fred W. McLafferty,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1985)

N. David Mermin,* Physics (1988)

Suzanne B. Mettler, Government (2017)

Carl F. Nathan, Dean, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine (2016)

Malden C. Nesheim,* Nutritional Sciences (1995)

Karl J. Niklas, Plant Biology (2015)

Mary Beth Norton, History; American Studies (1999)

Yuri F. Orlov,* Physics (1993)

Gregory A. Petsko, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (2002)

Stephen B. Pope,* Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2007)

Jerome B. Posner, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (2003)

Michael I. Posner, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1986)

Hunter R. Rawlings III,* Classics; President Emeritus (1995)

Frank H. T. Rhodes,* Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; President Emeritus (1989)

Jeffrey W. Roberts, Molecular Biology and Genetics (1995)

Wendell L. Roelofs,* Entomology, Cornell Geneva Campus (1986)

Laurent P. Saloff-CosteMathematics (2011)

Harold A. Scheraga,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1967)

Fred B. Schneider, Computer Science (2017)

Thomas D. Seeley, Neurobiology and Behavior (2001)

Sydney S. Shoemaker,* Philosophy (1996)

Michael L. Shuler, Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (1996)

Roberto Sierra, Music (2010)

David J. Skorton,* Biomedical Engineering; President Emeritus (2011)

Steven W. Squyres, Astronomy (2005)

Robert J. Sternberg, Human Development (1995)

Rosemary A. Stevens, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1992)

Steven H. Strogatz, Mathematics (2012)

Éva Tardos, Computer Science (2001)

Sidney G. Tarrow,* Government (1992)

Saul A. Teukolsky, Physics (1996)

Brian  Tierney,* History (1980)

Maury  Tigner,* Physics (1991)

Harold E. Varmus, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1998)

Sandra L. Vehrencamp,* Neurobiology and Behavior; Laboratory of Ornithology (2013)

Watt W. Webb,* Applied and Engineering Physics (1997)

James Webster,* Music (1999)

Benjamin Widom,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1979)

Peter T. Wolczanski, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1999)

Neal A. Zaslaw, Music (1998)

National Academy of Sciences


Neil W. Ashcroft,* Physics (1997)

Dale E. Bauman,* Animal Science (1988)

Edward S. Buckler, Plant Breeding and Genetics; USDA Agricultural Research Station (2014)

Lewis C. Cantley, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2001)

Andrew G. Clark, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2012)

Geoffrey W. Coates, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2017)

J. C. Séamus Davis, Physics (2010)

Francis J. DiSalvo,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1991)

Scott D. Emr, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2007)

Michael E. Fisher,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Physics; Mathematics (1983)

James J. GiovannoniPlant Biology (2016)

Laurie H. Glimcher, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2002)

David A. Hamburg, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1998)

Juris Hartmanis,* Computer Science (2013)

Martha P. Haynes, Astronomy (2000)

Roald Hoffmann,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1972)

John E. Hopcroft, Computer Science (2009)

Harry Kesten,* Mathematics; Statistical Sciences (1983)

Toichiro Kinoshita,* Physics (1991)

Jon M. Kleinberg, Computer Science (2011)

David M. Lee,* Physics (1991)

John T. Lis, Molecular Biology and Genetics (2015)

Jonathan Lunine, Astronomy (2010)

Paul L. McEuen, Physics (2011)

Fred W. McLafferty,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1982)

N. David Mermin,* Physics (1991)

June B. Nasrallah, Plant Biology (2003)

Carl F. Nathan, Dean, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine (2011)

Gregory A. Petsko, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (1995)

Prabhu L. Pingali, Applied Economics and Management (2007)

Robert O. Pohl,* Physics (1999)

Michael I. Posner, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1981)

John D. Reppy,* Physics (1988)

Jeffrey W. Roberts, Molecular Biology and Genetics (1999)

Wendell L. Roelofs,* Entomology, Cornell Geneva Campus (1985)

Harold A. Scheraga,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1966)

Eric D. Siggia, Physics (2009)

Patrick J. Stover, Nutritional Sciences (2016)

Steven D. Tanksley,* Plant Breeding and Genetics (1995)

Éva Tardos, Computer Science; Information Science (2013)

Saul A. Teukolsky, Physics (2003)

Maury Tigner,* Physics (1993)

Harold E. Varmus, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1984)

Watt W. Webb,* Applied and Engineering Physics (1995)

Benjamin Widom,* Chemistry and Chemical Biology (1974)

National Academy of Engineering


Toby Berger,* Electrical and Computer Engineering (2006)

Wilfried H. Brutsaert,* Civil and Environmental Engineering (1994)

Richard W. Conway,* Johnson Graduate School of Management (1992)

Harold G. Craighead, Applied and Engineering Physics (2007)

Deborah Estrin, Computer Science, Cornell Tech; Public Health, Weill Cornell Medicine (2009)

Donald P. Greenberg, Architecture; Johnson Graduate School of Management (1991)

Juris Hartmanis,* Computer Science (1989)

John E. Hopcroft, Computer Science (1989)

Jon M. Kleinberg, Computer Science (2008)

Sidney Leibovich,* Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1993)

Philip Li-Fan Liu,* Civil and Environmental Engineering (2015)

Daniel P. Loucks,* Civil and Environmental Engineering (1989)

William L. Maxwell,* Operations Research and Information Engineering (1998)

Francis C. Moon,* Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1996)

Thomas D. O’Rourke, Civil and Environmental Engineering (1993)

Thomas W. Parks,* Electrical and Computer Engineering (2010)

Jean-Yves Parlange,* Biological and Environmental Engineering (2006)

Stephen B. Pope,* Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2010)

Darrell G. Schlom, Materials Science and Engineering (2017)

Fred B. Schneider, Computer Science (2011)

Norman R. Scott,* Biological and Environmental Engineering (1990)

Christine A. Shoemaker,* Civil and Environmental Engineering (2012)

Michael L. Shuler, Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (1989)

Jery R. Stedinger, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2014)

Chung L. Tang,* Electrical and Computer Engineering (1986)

Éva Tardos, Computer Science; Information Science (2007)

James S. Thorp,* Electrical and Computer Engineering (1996)

Michael J. Todd,* Operations Research and Information Engineering (2015)

Kuo-King Wang,* Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1989)

Watt W. Webb,* Applied and Engineering Physics (1993)

National Academy of Medicine


Jack D. Barchas, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1981)

Jeremiah A. Barondess,* Medicine; Public Health, Weill Cornell Medicine (1971)

M. Flint Beal, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (2003)

Murray F. Brennan, Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine (1995)

Lewis C. Cantley, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2014)

Eric J. Cassell,* Public Health, Weill Cornell Medicine (1982)

Frank A. Chervenak, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine (2012)

Lisa M. DeAngelis, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (2013)

R. Gordon Douglas Jr.,* Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1995)

Joseph J. Fins, Medical Ethics; Medicine; Public Health; Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (2011)

Cutberto Garza,* Nutritional Sciences (1998)

Laurie H. Glimcher, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1998)

Antonio M. Gotto Jr., Medicine; Dean Emeritus, Weill Cornell Medicine (1991)

David A. Hamburg, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1971)

Gary A. Koretzky, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2008)

Catherine Lord, Psychology and Psychology in Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine (2014)

Francis S. Lee, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (2016)

Alexander R. Margulis, Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine (1987)

Ralph L. Nachman,* Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1992)

Carl F. Nathan, Dean, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine (1998)

Jean W. Pape, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2003)

Steven M. Paul, Neurology and Neuroscience; Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1997)

Gregory A. Petsko, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (2001)

Jerome B. Posner, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine (1992)

Michael I. Posner, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1981)

Valerie F. Reyna, Human Development (2015)

Jane E. Salmon, Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine (2016)

Andrew I. Schafer, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (2013)

David J. Skorton,* Biomedical Engineering; President Emeritus (2011)

Rosemary A. Stevens, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine (1973)

Harold E. Varmus, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine (1991)

American Academy of Arts and Letters


Alison Lurie,* English (1989)