Fellows of the Royal Society

The Royal Society is a fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Current NIH scientists elected as Fellows of the Royal Society (year of election):

Susan Lea (2022): Susan Lea is an internationally renowned structural biologist who has pioneered the use of mixed structural methods to study host-pathogen interactions and other medically important molecular pathways. Her laboratory uses and develops cutting-edge structural methods including cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography to define molecular mechanisms involved in health and disease states.

Francis Collins (2020): Dr Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. He served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) from 1993-2008 and Director of NIH from 2009-2021.

G. Marius Clore (2020): Marius Clore is a biophysicist known for pioneering three-dimensional structure determination of proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes by solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and for developing NMR methods for characterizing the structure and dynamics of rare, short-lived conformational states.

Mark Mayer (2019): Mark Mayer is a biologist notable for his seminal work on the biophysics and structural biology of glutamate receptor ion channels, the major mediators of excitatory synaptic transmission in the brain. He has made groundbreaking observations that profoundly changed our view of receptor function and excitatory synaptic transmission in the brain.

Former NIH scientists elected as Fellows of the Royal Society (year of election):

Julius Axelrod (1979)