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The American Academy of Arts & Sciences announced on April 20th the election of leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector. The 212 new Fellows and 19 Foreign Honorary Members join one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a center for independent policy research.

Included in the election is Anjana Rao, Senior Investigator at the Immune Disease Institute and an HMS professor of pathology. Rao’s research has been focused on the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction and gene expression in T cells and other immune cells.  Rao will be inducted in a ceremony in October at the academy’s Cambridge headquarters.

She joins fellow IDI Senior Investigators Frederick W. Alt, Judy Lieberman, Klaus Rajewsky and Timothy A. Springer as fellows of the academy.

The academy is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers. Members are drawn from the sciences, the arts and humanities, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector, members are leaders in their fields and include Nobel laureates and recipients of Pulitzer and Pritzker prizes, Academy and Grammy awards, and Kennedy Center Honors.