Fellows

Each year, the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences honors distinguished individuals through its Fellows Program. The awardees constitute a select and prestigious community of scientists and science educators who are recognized for extraordinary scientific accomplishments and service to the science community and the public. Academy peers initiate the nomination process annualy and identify candidates for fellowship based upon their significant professional achievement in scientific research or science education. MAS Fellows then elect up to 25 fellows each year, who are appointed for life.

The Fellows program has grown to over 50 members in the past three years and is now poised to articulate its mission and spearhead its own initiatives and programs. The first annual MAS Fellows dinner is scheduled to occur in April of 2013. We look forward to seeing great things emerge from our Fellows progam in the very near future!

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Edward
Adelson

Dr. Adelson is the John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Vision Science at MIT, in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007, and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 (Dr. Adelson's website).

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Dr. Charles
Alcock

Dr. Alcock is the Director Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and a professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. He is most well-known for his research into compact halo objects and their effect on dark matter (Dr. Alcock's website).

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dr. Victor
Ambros

Dr. Ambros is a Professor of Genetics at University of Massachusetts Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He discovered the first microRNA while studying a C. elegans gene (Dr. Ambros's website).

Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Frederick
Ausubel

Dr. Ausubel is a Professor of Genetics Harvard University, and a Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently working on genomes in plants meant to defend themselves against pathogens (Dr. Ausubel's website).


 

Northeastern University
Dr. Albert-Laszio
Barabasi

Albert-László Barabási is a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research, and holds appointments in the Departments of Physics and College of Computer and Information Science (Dr. Barabasi's website).

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dr. W. A.
Berggren

Dr. Berggren settled in Woods Hole in 1965 where he has been a Senior Scientist since 1971. Dr. Berggren is involved in the analysis and interpretation of piston and gravity cores (Dr. Berggren's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Sangeeta N.
Bhatia

Dr. Bhatia is a Biomedical Engineer at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, holds 15 issued or pending patents and has worked in industry at Pfizer, Genetics Institute, ICI Pharmaceuticals, and Organogenesis. Her research is in the application of micro- and nano-technology to tissue repair and regeneration (Dr. Bhatia's website).

Boston University
Dr. Robert
Brown

Robert A. Brown, a distinguished chemical engineer, became president of Boston University in September 2005. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, Dr. Brown was provost and Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Dr. Brown's website). 

Harvard Medical School
Dr. Joan
Brugge

Joan S. Brugge joined the Cell Biology department at Harvard in July, 1997. Prior to this time, she was the Scientific Director of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Brugge was a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Dr. Brugge's website).

Boston University
Dr. David K.
Campbell

Dr. Campbell is a Professor of Physics at Boston University. He is known for his studies in nonlinear excitations and for his contribution to a newer field known as nonlinear science (Dr. Campbell's website).

Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Dr. Anne
Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter is the Director of the Imaging Platform at the Broad Institute. She also leads an interdisciplinary research group that develops and applies methods for extracting quantitative information from biological images in order to identify gene function (Dr. Carpenter's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Sallie
Chisholm

The Chisholm lab is a group of graduate students, post-doctoral associates, research scientists, research assistants and MIT undergraduates, focused on understanding the role of marine phytoplankton in the ocean's "metabolism". Using the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus as a model system, we are studying its ecology at all levels of organization - from the genome level to the whole ocean (Dr. Chisholm's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Noam
Chomsky

Chomsky joined the staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955 and in 1961 was appointed full professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (now the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.) From 1966 to 1976 he held the Ferrari P. Ward Professorship of Modern Languages and Linguistics. In 1976 he was appointed Institute Professor (Dr. Chomsky's website).

Science Club for Girls
Dr. Connie
Chow

Dr. Chow is the Ex. Dir. of Science Club for Girls, where she directs programs across MA, engaging over 650 youth from underrepresented groups in explorations of science and engineering in afterschool settings. Dr. Chow is a dedicated educator interested in humanistic science education and social justice. She also serves on the MAS Board of Directors (Dr. Chow's website).

Tufts University
Dr. John
Coffin

Dr. Coffin is a Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts and was the founding Director of the HIV Drug Resistance Program in the National Cancer Institute.  He is a member of the NAS (Dr. Coffin's website).

Brandeis University
Dr. Carolyn
Cohen

Dr. Cohen is a Professor of Biology at Brandeis University, where she studies protein structure, dynamics, and assembly. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (Dr. Cohen's website).

NASA
Dr. Catherine "Cady"
Coleman

Dr. Coleman is a chemist, a former United States Air Force officer, and a current NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and departed the International Space Station on May 23, 2011, as a crew member of Expedition 27 after logging 159 days in space (Dr. Coleman's website).

Boston University
Dr. James
Collins

Dr. Collins’ research group works in synthetic biology and systems biology, with a particular focus on network biology approaches to antibiotic action and bacterial defense mechanisms (Dr. Collin's website).

Boston University
Dr. Charles
DeLisi

The Bimolecular Systems Laboratory develops and applies computational/mathematical methods, and high throughput experimental methods, to analyze changes in gene and protein expression profiles of cells in response to various endogenous and exogenous signals (Dr. DeLisi's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Peter
Diamond

Professor Diamond, is best known for his pioneering work in optimal taxation. Optimal taxation has been widely applied to the pricing of public utilities. His macroeconomic model with overlapping generations has been very widely used (Dr. Diamond's website).

Smith College
Dr. Robert
Dorit

Dr. Dorit is an Associate Professor of Biology at Smith College. His research is concerned with experimental, retrospective and computational approaches to molecular evolution. He also serves on the MAS Board of Directors (Dr. Dorit's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Mildred
Dresselhaus

Dr. Dresselhaus is a Professor of  Electrical Engineering and Physics at MIT and is noted for her work on raphite intercalation compounds and carbon nanostructures. Shas served as President of the American Physical Society and AAAS, and Treasurer of the NAS (Dr. Dresselhaus's website).

Northeastern University
Claire
Duggan

Ms. Duggan is the Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Center for STEM Education at Northeastern University. She is passionately involved in outreach for science and social justice (Ms. Duggan's website).

Brandeis University
Dr. Irving
Epstein

Dr. Epstein is Professor of Chemistry at Brandeis University, where he studies nonlinear chemical dynamics and pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems. Dr. Epstein created a program to recruit and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds in STEM disciplines (Dr. Epstein's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. G. David
Forney

Dr. Forney is an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. His research interests include: coding and decoding for Euclidean-space channels, connections between coding theory and system theory, and quantum communications (Dr. Forney's website).

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Dr. Margaret
Geller

Margaret Joan Geller is an astronomy professor at Harvard University and a senior scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. She is a pioneer in mapping the nearby universe. Her maps provided a new view of the enormous patterns in the distribution of galaxies like the Milky Way --- the largest patterns we know (Dr. Geller's website).

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Lila
Gierasch

Dr. Gierasch is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She studies conformational analysis of peptides and proteins by NMR, CD and other spectroscopic methods, as well as biophysical approaches to protein folding and localization in vivo (Dr. Gierasch's website).

BioVentures Investors
Dr. Walter
Gilbert

Dr. Gilbert is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard University. He won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1980 for developing a rapid DNA sequencing technology. He is co-founder of biotech companies Biogen and Myriad genetics and is a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows (Dr. Gilbert's website).

Harvard Univeristy
Dr. Roy
Glauber

Dr. Glauber is a Professor of Physics at Harvard University. He won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Physics for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence (Dr. Glauber's website).

Harvard University
Dr. Laurie
Glimcher

Dr. Glimcher is a Professor of Immunology at Harvard School of Public Health. Her laboratory uses biochemical and genetic approaches to elucidate the molecular pathways that regulate CD4 T helper cell development and activation (Dr. Glimcher's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Shafi
Goldwasser

Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT, a co-leader of the cryptography and information security group and a member of the complexity theory group within the Theory of Computation Group and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (Dr. Goldwasser's website).

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Lisa
Green

Lisa Green is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her interests include syntax, syntactic variation and African-American English (Dr. Green's website).

Brandeis University
Dr. Jeffrey
Hall

Dr. Hall is a Professor of Biology at Brandeis University. He investigates the function of the nervous system in Drosophila employing genetic studies of behavior, augmented in by molecular manipulations of genes defined by certain behavioral mutations (Dr. Hall's website).

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Robert
Hallock

Robert Hallock is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. His research is in the general area of experimental Condensed Matter Physics, with an emphasis on low temperature phenomena, particularly liquid helium, liquid helium films, and solid helium (Dr. Hallock's website).

Boston University
Dr. James
Hamilton

 

Dr. Hamilton is Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering. His research provides molecular insights into diseases related to fatty acid metabolism and lipid accumulation, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He also serves on the MAS Board of Directors (Dr. Hamilton's website).

 

Northeastern University
Dr. Richard
Harris

Richard Harris is the Faculty Advisor for the Northeastern University SHPE Chapter. He Graduated from NEU in 1989 with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and in 2007 with a MS in Applied Educational Psychology. He is currently the Assistant Dean of Academic Scholarship, Mentoring and Outreach, and the director of NUPRIME and NEU.

Harvard University
Dr. Daniel
Hartl

Dr. Hartl is a Professor of Biology at Harvard University. His research focuses on the molecular basis of evolutionary changes in genes and genomes. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Dr. Hartl's website).

Harvard University
Dr. Dudley
Herschbach
Dr. Herschbach is a Professor at Harvard University. He won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes." He is a strong proponent of science education and science among the general public (Dr. Herschbach's website).
Brandeis University
Dr. Judith
Herzfeld

Judith Herzfeld is Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at Brandeis University, known for her work in statistical thermodynamics. At Brandeis University, her service has included two terms as a faculty senator, one term as the department chair (the first woman in that role in the natural sciences), and four terms as a faculty representative to the Board of Trustees (Dr. Herzfeld's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Nancy
Hopkins

Dr. Hopkins is a Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also part of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, where she studies the identification of genes essential for early development in zebra fish (Dr. Hopkins' website).

Harvard University
Dr. Evelyn
Hu

Dr. Hu is a professor in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University. She is the recipient of an NSF Distinguished Teaching Fellow and AAAS Lifetime Mentor Awards. Her research focuses on high-resolution fabrication of compound semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices (Dr. Hu's website).

Addgene
Dr. Joanne
Kamens

Joanne received her PhD in Genetics from Harvard University, where she studied signaling pathways. She spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Abbott Research Center and moved into the biotechnology sector as Senior Director of Research Collaborations at RXi Pharmaceuticals. She founded the Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and is Director of Mentoring for the Boston chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Jonathan
King

Dr. King is a Professor of Genetics at MIT. His research is focused on protein folding, misfolding and human disease. He also serves on the MAS Board of Directors (Dr. King's website). 

Boston University
Dr. Nancy
Kopell

Dr. Kopell is a Professor of Mathematics at Boston University and is currently the Co-director of the Center for Biodynamics. Her research focuses on the dynamics of the nervous system, especially rhythmic behavior in networks of neurons (Dr. Kopell's website).

Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Dr. Eric
Lander

Dr. Lander is a Professor and Founding Director of the Broad Institute. Over the past 15 years, Lander and his colleagues have created many of the key tools of human genomics and have applied these tools to pioneer new ways to understand the basis of diseases (Dr. Lander's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Richard
Larson

Dr. Larson is a Professor of Engineering at MIT. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is the founding Director of Learning International Networks Consortium, and recently started their largest initiative, BLOSSOMS, Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (Dr. Larson's website).

Boston University
Dr. Susan
Leeman

Dr. Leeman is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University. Her work focuses on the two peptides, substance P (SP) and neurotensin, which were isolated and chemically defined in this laboratory (Dr. Leeman's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Frank Thomson
Leighton

Tom Leighton is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has served as the Head of the AlgorithmsGroup in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) since its inception in 1996. In September 1998, Prof. Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies, the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online (Dr. Leighton's website). 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Susan
Lindquist

Dr. Lindquist is a Professor of Biology at MIT, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She studies the impact of protein conformational changes on diverse processes in cellular and organismal biology (Dr. Lindquist website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Barbara
Liskov

Barbara Liskov is an Institute Professor and head of the Programming Methodology Group. Liskov's research interests lie in programming methodology, programming languages and systems, and distributed computing (Dr. Liskov's website). 

Brandeis University
Dr. Eve
Marder

Dr. Marder joined the faculty at Brandeis in 1978, and has been instrumental in the establishment of undergraduate and graduate programs in Neuroscience. Her work focuses on understanding how stability in networks arises despite ongoing channel and receptor turnover and modulation (Dr. Marder's website).

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Lynn
Margulis

Dr. Margulis (March 5, 1938 - November 22, 2011) was a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983 and received the Presidential Medal of Science in 1999. 

Central STEM Regional Network
Ms. Sandra
Mayrand

Ms. Mayrand is the Associate Director of the Office of Science Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and serves as director of the Central Massachusetts Partnerships Advancing Learning of Mathematics and Science (PALMS). (Here is an interview with Ms. Mayrand!)

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. John J.
McCarthy

Dr. McCarthy is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is an international leader in two major subfields of linguistics, phonology and morphology, and their interaction (Dr. McCarthy's website).

UMass Medical School
Dr. Craig
Mello

Dr. Mello is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries related to RNA interference. He is investigating how embryonic cells differentiate and communicate during development (Dr. Mellow's website).

Harvard University
Dr. Matthew
Meselson

Dr. Meselson is a Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University. He studies the evolution of asexuality in bdelloid rotifers and described the "Meselson effect", when two alleles in an asexual organism evolve independently, producing what are essentially two genomes in one organism (Dr. Meselson's website).

Museum of Science
Dr. Ioannis
Miaoulis

Dr. Miaoulis is the President and Director of the Museum of Science, Boston. He has committed himself to increasing the number of female students and faculty and created the Center for Engineering Educational Outreach and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program while on the faculty of Tufts (Dr. Miaoulis's website).

Bill Nye Labs
Dr. William (Bill)
Nye

Dr. Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, and MAS Fellow is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work (Dr. Nye's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Mary-Lou
Pardue

Dr. Pardue is the Boris Magasanik Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Pardue's research is on the genetic, biochemical, and cytological studies of structural elements of chromosomes, with an emphasis on telomeres, heterochromatin, and transposable elements (Dr. Pardue's website).

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Barbara
Partee

Dr. Partee is a Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research and teaching interests center on formal semantics and its connections with syntax, pragmatics, and logic (Dr. Partee's website).

Harvard University
Dr. David
Pilbeam

Dr. Pilbeam is a Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences at Harvard University. He is also a curator at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.  Dr. Pilbeam is interested in a wide range of topics involving human and primate evolution (Dr Pilbeam's website).

Live Birds of Prey
Mr. Tom
Ricardi

Mr. Ricardi is a retired environmental police officer that operates the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center from his home in Conway, Massachusetts. As a bird of prey rehabilitator, Tom works with hawks, owls and eagles.

University of Massachusetts Amherst/MAS
Dr. Margaret (Peg)
Riley

Dr. Riley is a Professor in the Department of Biology at University of Massachusetts Amherst where she develops novel antimicrobials and studies the evolution of antibiotic resistance.. She created the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences in 2008 and currently serves as its President (Dr. Riley's website).

New England Aquarium
Mr. Howard
Ris

Mr. Ris has been President and CEO, of the New England Aquarium since 2005. He is a member of the Environmental Business Council of New England and was a founding member of the Professionals' Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control (Mr. Ris's website).

Broad Institute
Dr. Megan
Rokop

Dr. Rokop is the Director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Broad Institute where she oversees high school class visits, summer internships for rising high school seniors, teacher forums and research projects that enable high school students to spend Saturday's in a Broad Laboratory (Dr. Rokop's website).

Boston University
Dr. Andrei
Ruckenstein

Andrei Ruckenstein is a professor of Physics at Boston University. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Mandana
Sassanfar

Dr. Sassanfar is on the Faculty of the Department of Biology at MIT and the Director of the Massachusetts Junior Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sassanfar has extensive research experience in both academia and industry, where she spent four years working on the discovery of novel antimicrobial targets. She also serves on the MAS Board of Directors (Dr. Sassanfar website).

Triangle Coalition
Dr. Larisa
Schelkin

Ms. Schelkin is Co-Founder and President of the DOME (Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering) Foundation. She works to enhance the exposure, awareness and understanding of the STEM fields and associated career paths for students from underrepresented populations. She also serves on the MAS Board of Directors (DOME website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Richard R.
Schrock

Dr. Schrock is a Professor of Chemistry at MIT. In 2005 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Chauvin and Grubbs for his discovery of "high oxidation state carbene" (alkylidene complexes) by alpha hydrogen abstraction in high oxidation state metal alkyl complexes (Dr. Schrock's website). 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Gigliola
Staffilani

Gigliola Staffilani is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Mathematics since 2007, and Associate Department Head as of July 2013. Her main interest is in Partial Differential Equations and Harmonic Analysis (Dr. Staffilani's website).

Boston University
Dr. H. Eugene
Stanley

Dr. Stanley is a Professor at Boston University and the Director of the Center for Polymer Sciences, where he studies statistical physics, from basic to applied.  Much of his work is highly interdisciplinary, ranging from Alzheimer disease to econophysics---a neologism that he coined (Dr. Stanley's website).

Smith College
Dr. Ileana
Streinu

Dr. Streinu is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Smith College. Her research interests include Combinatorial and Computational Geometry. She enjoys working on both theoretical and applied problems (Dr. Streinu's website). 

Boston University
Dr. Paul
Trunfio

Dr. Trunfio is Director of the Science Education Group at the Center for Polymer Studies at Boston University. Since 1990 he has focused on developing curricula and programs aimed at bridging the gap between the practice of interdisciplinary science research and the teaching of science (Dr. Trunfio's website).

Clark University
Dr. B. L.
Turner

Dr. Turner II is a Professor of Environment and Society and Director, Graduate School of Geography, at Clark University. His research focuses on sustainability science, specifically on land change dynamics, ranging from the ancient Maya to contemporary deforestation in the tropics (Dr. Turner's website).

Stanford University
Dr. Ward
Watt

Dr. Watt is Professor of Biology at Stanford University and a Past President and Emeritus Trustee of the California Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the development of evolutionary theory from mechanistic viewpoints. He also serves on the MAS Board of Directors (Dr. Watt's website).

Harvard Univeristy
Dr. Edward O.
Wilson

Dr. Wilson is a Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator of Entomology at Harvard University. He has received many of the world's leading prizes for his research in science, his environmental activism, and his writing (Dr. Wilson's website).

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Dr. Susan
Windham-Bannister

Dr. Windham-Bannister is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, whose mission is to promote the life sciences within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Dr. Windham-Bannister's website).  

North Quincy High School
Mrs. Mary
Young

Mrs. Young was Science Department Chair for twenty-five of the forty three years she taught at North Quincy High School. Teaching high school biology and chemistry comprised her teaching career, but constructing and providing educational experiences that challenge and inspire the next generation of teachers and students has been her passion. 

Center for STEM Education, Northeastern University
Dr. Christos
Zahopoulos

Dr. Zahopoulos is founder and Executive Director of Northeastern University's Center for STEM Education. He is also the Director of Project RE-SEED (Retirees Enhancing Science Education through Experiments and Demonstrations) (Dr. Zahopoulos's website).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Maria
Zuber

Dr. Zuber is a Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. Her research interests include theoretical modeling of geophysical processes and development and implementation of spacecraft laser and radio tracking experiments (Dr. Zuber's website).