Russel Caflisch, director of NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Gloria Coruzzi, a professor in NYU’s Department of Biology, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences

Russel Caflisch, director of NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and Gloria Coruzzi, a professor in NYU’s Department of Biology, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the Washington, D.C.-based organization announced today.

Caflisch and Coruzzi were among the 100 new members and 25 foreign associates who were elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

NYU now has 32 faculty who are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences

Caflisch, director of the Courant Institute since 2017 and a professor of mathematics, has a wide range of interests in the field, including materials science, mathematical finance, Monte Carlo methods, kinetic theory, plasma dynamics, fluid dynamics, and partial differential equations. Caflisch received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and masters and doctoral degrees from the Courant Institute.

Coruzzi, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor at NYU, focuses on plant systems biology and evolutionary genomics, using multiple approaches to identify gene networks involved in biological regulatory mechanisms controlling nitrogen use and the evolution of seeds. Coruzzi received her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from NYU School of Medicine.

Among the NAS’s past and present members are Albert Einstein, Frances Arnold, Robert Oppenheimer, Margaret Mead, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright, and Alexander Graham Bell. Additional information about the academy and its members is available at www.nasonline.org.