NAS Welcomes Belkaid
NIAID’s Dr. Yasmine Belkaid is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Belkaid is chief of the mucosal immunity section in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases.
Those elected May 2 bring the total number of active members to 2,290 and the total number of foreign associates to 475. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the academy, with citizenship outside the United States.
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.