Anne Ephrussi elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences

The honour recognises distinguished and continuing achievements in original research

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Anne Ephrussi has been elected as member of the National Academy of Sciences. Credit: EMBL

Anne Ephrussi, EMBL Senior Scientist and Director of EMBL’s International Centre for Advanced Training, has been elected as one of 150 new members of the US National Academy of Sciences. The 120 new members and 30 international members bring the total number of active members to 2,512 and the total number of international members to 517.

“It is a huge honour to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, which has recognised so many scientists for whom I have great admiration and respect. To receive this recognition for our work on the compartmentalisation and regulation of RNA molecules and localised determinants in development is truly humbling,” says Anne Ephrussi. “I look forward to working with the academy, which actively addresses important issues in science and society.”

Ephrussi joined EMBL Heidelberg as Group Leader in 1992 and was appointed Head of the Developmental Biology Unit in 2007. She has headed EMBL’s International Centre for Advanced Training since 2005 and became EICAT Director in 2019. Ephrussi is also an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the Academia Europaea, and the French Academy of Sciences.

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