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Turner Is Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 06, 2019

Paul E. Turner, PhD, Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and professor of microbiology, is one of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in science.

Turner studies the evolutionary genetics and genomics of viruses. His lab’s work has advanced the use of phage therapy, or the use of bacteria-killing viruses, to combat infections. Turner was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April.

Also elected from the Yale faculty to NAS is Pinelopi K. Goldberg, the Elihu Professor of Economics.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and—with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine—provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

Submitted by Robert Forman on May 06, 2019