The Fellows of the Academy of Science – St. Louis is a prestigious association of St. Louis scientists and engineers of national and international reputation.
Many Academy Fellows are recipients of the Academy of Science – St. Louis Outstanding Scientists Awards, including the Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award, Science Leadership Award (Individual), James B. Eads Award, Trustees Award, Academy Fellows Award and George Engelmann Interdisciplinary Award.
Fellows In the News (December 2020)
2010 Academy of Science – St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, Randall J. Bateman, M.D., and Academy of Science – St. Louis Fellows, Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D., and Scott Hultgren, Ph.D., are named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors. Bateman is being recognized for the development of the first blood test approved under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and SILK, a technology that measures breakdown and synthesis rates of neurological proteins important in evaluating the effectiveness of potential drugs to treat Alzheimer’s. Diamond is recognized for the development of research tools to aid in the search for treatments and preventives for COVID-19 and the development of two vaccine candidates, along with the development of the first mouse model and pregnant mouse model of Zika infection, as well as for research leading to two novel diagnostic tests to detect Zika in humans. Scott Hultgren is recognized for research into understanding urinary tract infections (UTIs), that has led to changes in how UTIs are evaluated and is reshaping technologies involved in the design of vaccines and therapeutics to treat and prevent UTIs without having to use antibiotics.
Deanna Barch, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Professor of Radiology, and the Gregory B Couch Professor of Psychiatry, at Washington University in St. Louis, along with The Academy of Science – St. Louis 2010 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, Randall J. Bateman, M.D., were recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Barch, an expert in cognitive and language deficits in psychological disorders was recognized for her work to identify neural and psychological mechanisms that give rise to the symptoms of psychosis and other forms of mental illness. Bateman is being recognized for work in discovering the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, developing the first highly specific blood test for Alzheimer’s and initiating the first Alzheimer’s prevention trial.
Virologist, Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., is one of three scientists awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday, October 5, for the discovery of hepatitis C virus. Rice, now at Rockefeller University in New York City, conducted his seminal work while on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 1986 to 2000.
Humanitarian and Academy Fellow, Will D. Carpenter, Ph.D, was recently honored by Webster University for a lifetime of achievement in bettering the human condition through science. The university presented Dr. Carpenter with an Honorary Doctorate of Humanitarian Service on May 8. A former Academy of Science – St. Louis Trustee, Carpenter was also recognized for his achievements in science in 2003 with the Academy’s Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Trustees Award. Deeply involved and instrumental in efforts to obtain a worldwide chemical weapons treaty, he was the primary representative for the American Chemical Manufacturers Association during negotiations that led to the signing and ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997. Testifying before Congress and working with chemical companies worldwide, Dr. Carpenter played a seminal role in efforts that led to the development of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The organisation was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2013 for, “extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.” During his long and distinguished career at Monsanto Company, he was responsible for nurturing collaboration between academic and industrial scientists that led to important advances in combating world hunger through agricultural technology.
— Sources: Tamara Bhandari, News Release, December 8, 2020, Bateman, Diamond, Hultgren named to National Academy of Inventors, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Caroline Arbanas and Tamara Bhandari, News Release, October 5, 2020, Nobel awarded to Charles Rice for hepatitis C discoveries at Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; and Tamara Bhandari and Brandie Jefferson, theSOURCE, October 19, 2020, Barch, Bateman elected to National Academy of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis; Webster University, June 3, 2020, Honoring Dr. Will D. Carpenter, YouTube (video), contributed to these reports.
Tom H. Adams, Ph.D.
Philip O. Alderson, M.D.
Charles L. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Henry Erk, D.Sc.
Michael Graham, Ph.D.
Willis V. Hauser*
Paul S. Markovits, Ph.D.
Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Ph.D., R.D.
Alexander Rubin, Ph.D.
Krishnan K. Sankaran, Ph.D.
Ebenezer Satyaraj, Ph.D.
Ananthachari Srinivansan, Ph.D.
Robert Standley, Ph.D.
Ty T. Vaughn, Ph.D.
Rudolph N. Yurkovich
* Denotes deceased