Sarah Tishkoff, PhD, a member of the Gene-Environment Interactions Affinity Group of the CEET, was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. NAS election is considered one of the highest honors accorded an engineer or scientist in the United States.
Dr. Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology. She studies human genetic diversity, specifically that of African populations, blending field, lab and computational approaches. Her work has not only elucidated African population history but also how genetic variation affects traits such as disease susceptibility or ability to metabolize drugs.