Peter J. Novick, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Novick, an expert on vesicle trafficking and cell polarity in yeast, joins over 130 other Yale faculty as a fellow of the Cambridge, Mass.-based Academy. The Academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other Revolutionary leaders to bring scholarly, political and business leaders together “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honour, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.”