Kim Nasmyth Elected to National Academy of Sciences

12 May 2023

Trinity Emeritus Fellow Kim Nasmyth has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. 

Professor Nasmyth was one of 23 new international members, along with 120 members from the US, who were announced earlier this month. 

The National Academy of Sciences recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and—with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine—provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research.

Kim Nasmyth is the former Whitley Professor of Biochemistry at Oxford University; his scientific work has addressed the mechanisms by which genes are turned on and off during development, how DNA replication is controlled, and how chromosomes are segregated during mitosis and meiosis.