BU’s James Collins Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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ENG prof achieves “the trifecta”

By Sara Rimer

James Collins says he is thrilled and stunned by news of his election to the National Academy of Sciences. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
James Collins says he is “thrilled and stunned” by news of his election to the National Academy of Sciences. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Boston University biomedical engineer Professor James J. Collins (BME, MSE, SE) has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors in science and technology, in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Collins, who is one of the founders of the field of synthetic biology, joins BU’s seven other NAS members, a group that includes President Robert A. Brown, Nobel Prize