National Academy Honor Goes to Krumlauf

In May, Scientific Director and Investigator Robert Krumlauf, PhD, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors given to a scientist in the United States. Krumlauf will be inducted into the NAS next April during its154th annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Krumlauf is the second Stowers investigator elected to the society of distinguished scholars. Scott Hawley, PhD, was elected in 2011.

A world-renowned developmental biologist, Krumlauf was among the first to insert genes into the mouse genome to create “transgenic” mice that mimic human development. Today, he also studies the molecular and cellular pathways that govern the patterning of the nervous system, the establishment of the basic body plan, and craniofacial development of vertebrate embryos, particularly how these processes are altered or affected in human diseases.

“The Stowers Institute is proud of Robb’s accomplishments not only as a world-class researcher but also as our scientific director,” says David Chao, Stowers president and CEO. “We are delighted that the members of the esteemed National Academy of Sciences have now honored Robb with election to its membership.”