Carnegie Mellon University
May 03, 2019

Kathryn Roeder elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kathryn RoederProfessor Kathryn Roeder has been elected by her peers to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for “outstanding contributions to research”.  This recognition is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive, with a total number of active members totaling 2,347.

Dr. Roeder is professor of Statistics and Computational Biology and is also Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.  She has been widely recognized for her crucial role in developing the foundations of DNA forensic inference, and more recently, for her critical contributions to analysis of mutations associated with diseases such as autism.

The National Academy of Science was established by an Act of Congress in 1863 and was charged with providing “independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology”.  The NAS is committed to furthering science with all members acting as active contributors to the international scientific community.