Booker is among the 100 new members and 25 foreign associates elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Forty percent of the newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year to date.
Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,347 and the total number of foreign associates to 487. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.
Among the newly elected members is Squire J. Booker (PhD ’94), Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, department of chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. Booker conducted his graduate research with Professor JoAnne Stubbe and earned his doctoral degree in Biochemistry. He was a member of a cohort of six students who participated in the inaugural MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP).
Booker, an expert on enzyme reactions, will speak at the 2019 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral Ceremony on June 6, 2019 at 10:00AM on Killian Court.