Stowers’ Scientist Earns Highest Honors

Robert Krumlauf elected to the National Academy of Sciences


 

Stowers Institute Scientific Director Robert Krumlauf, Ph.D. has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his achievements in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can earn in the United States—kind of a scientist hall of fame.

Krumlauf is a world-renown developmental biologist who was among the first to insert genes into the mouse genome giving invaluable insight into human development. Today he also studies molecular and cellular pathways that govern the nervous system, the establishment of the basic body plan, and facial and skull development of vertebrate embryos, particularly how these intricate processes are altered or affected by human diseases.

Krumlauf is the second scientist at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research to earn this honor. He joins R. Scott Hawley, Ph.D. Both are in the company of distinguished scholars. The NAS was founded in 1863 and includes more than 200 living Nobel laureates and renown historic figures.

Read more about Dr. Krumlauf and his important work.

Source: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, May 4, 2016

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