National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

Jeannie T. Lee, MD, PhD, elected to The National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Among these members is our very own Jeannie T. Lee, MD, PhD, professor of genetics, department of molecular biology, Massachusetts General Hospital; and department of genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston. For research that has been central for understanding the roles of non-coding RNA in gene regulation. Using X-chromosome inactivation as a model, her investigations into extensive transcription of non-coding RNA are uncovering potential therapeutics to treat human diseases, including autism spectrum disorders, Rett Syndrome, and Fragile X Syndrome. Congratulations!