Leonid Kruglyak - Human Genetics

Four UCLA professors are among the 120 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, which also chose 23 new international members for 2023.

One of the highest honors a scientist can achieve, academy membership celebrates ongoing illustrious original research. The UCLA faculty members who were honored this year are Miguel García-Garibay, Leonid Kruglyak, Gary Segura and Min Zhou.

Leonid Kruglyak, PhD

Diller–von Furstenberg Family Professor of Human Genetics
Distinguished professor of human genetics and biological chemistry

Kruglyak studies the genetic basis of heritable traits to understand how changes at the level of DNA are shaped by molecular and evolutionary forces, and how such changes lead to the observable differences among individuals within a species. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he also serves on the board of reviewing editors at Science magazine, the editorial board of PLoS Genetics, the advisory board of bioRxiv and the scientific advisory council for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.

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