Alumna Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Gloria Coruzzi ’72, a professor in New York University’s Department of Biology, is among this year’s scientists elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). A private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars, members are elected to the NAS by their peers for outstanding contributions to research.

Coruzzi, who is the Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor at NYU, researches plant systems biology and evolutionary genomics, implementing a variety of approaches to identify gene networks that are the foundation of biological regulatory mechanisms that control nitrogen use and the evolution of seeds. She received a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and earned a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from the NYU School of Medicine. 

She is among 100 new members and 25 foreign associates to join the NAS this year. Past members of the NAS include Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright, and Alexander Graham Bell. Fellow Hunterite Linda Fried ’66, M.D., MPH is also a member of the NAS.