Bruce Alberts, PhD
A prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science and mathematics education, Bruce Alberts was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2014 and the 2016 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. Dr. Alberts served as Editor-in-Chief of Science (2009-2013) and as one of the first three United States Science Envoys (2009-2011). He is now the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, to which he returned after serving two six-year terms as the president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Alberts is also noted as one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell, a preeminent textbook in the field now in its sixth edition.
As Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Alberts provides "Science in the Classroom" with strategic oversight and linkage to leaders of science education efforts.