Riley, Coleman elected to Massachusetts Academy of Sciences
Coleman (left) joined NASA in 1992. Among many other duties, she helped to ensure that payloads can operate successfully in the microgravity of low Earth orbit.
Riley’s research interests range from experimental evolution of microbes to developing novel antimicrobials and redefining the microbial species concept.
Dorit is interested in experimental, retrospective and computational approaches to molecular evolution.
Sassanfar is an instructor and director of diversity and science outreach for the biology department at MIT.
Hamilton’s research provides molecular insight into disease related to fatty acid metabolism and lipid accumulation such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Rokop is director of educational outreach at the Broad Institute, organizing summer internships for high school seniors, teacher forums and semester-long research projects.
Epstein studies oscillatory chemical reactions both experimentally and theoretically, with spatial pattern formation, dynamical systems and neurobiology.
Trunfio, director of a science education group at a science and mathematics education center, focuses on enhancing undergraduate and K-12 science education.
Watt's research group is interested in developing evolutionary theory from mechanistic viewpoints. They use animal model systems, most often butterflies of the genus Colias, to pursue this goal.