Masayori Inouye, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a scientist can attain.

Professor Inouye is a pioneer in the field of molecular biology and biochemistry. Masayori joins a long list of Rutgers faculty who are members of the National Academies—the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine (previously called the Institute of Medicine)—which bring together the nation’s top experts to advise the federal government on critical issues. Professor Inouye selection speaks to the achievements of Rutgers faculty members who are bettering their fields, our students, and society through their research and teaching.