Great Week for MSU with Honors to Kay Holekamp and Sheng Yang He

Written by: Richard Lenski

Primary Source: Telliamed Revisited

It’s been a terrific week for Michigan State University!

Last week Kay Holekamp was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

You can read about Kay’s work on the ecology, evolution, and behavior of hyenas here.

From the American Academy’s press release:

“Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected leading ‘thinkers and doers’ from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the eighteenth century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Margaret Mead and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the twentieth. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.”

And today Sheng Yang He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

You can read about Sheng Yang’s work on plant-microbe interactions here.

From the National Academy’s press release:

“The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council — provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.”

I’m so fortunate to have such talented colleagues. And to make things even better, Kay and Sheng Yang are really nice people!

Congratulations, Kay and Sheng Yang!!

Added April 29: MSU just posted a nice article about Kay Holekamp, with links in it to a couple of other MSU articles on her research.

Added May 1: MSU has now posted an article on Sheng Yang He’s work and election to the NAS.

Added May 1: Congratulations to another great MSU colleague, Jianguo (Jack) Liu, on his election to the American Philosophical Society!

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Dr. Lenski is an evolutionary biologist. He writes about evolutionary science – past, present, and future – and some of the goings-on in the life of a scientist.
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