Flaminia Catteruccia elected member of National Academy of Sciences

Flaminia Catteruccia
Flaminia Catteruccia

May 2, 2024 – Flaminia Catteruccia, professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, according to an April 30 release from the organization. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

Catteruccia’s research focuses on the study of the molecular basis of reproductive biology in Anopheles mosquitoes, the malaria vectors, and of the factors that shape the development of the malaria parasite during mosquito stages. Her research program integrates basic molecular biology investigations with high-impact translational studies.

Catteruccia said she was deeply honored to be offered membership to NAS. “Joining the ranks of such distinguished scientists and researchers is an immense privilege and a significant milestone in my career,” she said. “I am deeply appreciative that my accomplishments, achieved together with my past and present research team and my collaborators, have been recognized by the Academy.”

Read the NAS release: National Academy of Sciences Elects Members and International Members