Megan Gunnar, PhD, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Megan Gunnar

Megan Gunnar, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, has recently been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The NAS was established in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln to provide independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Members are elected by their peers based on their outstanding contributions to research.

Gunnar is one of 120 members and 30 international members that have been recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Professor Gunnar has spent her career studying how stress biology affects human brain and behavioral development and the processes that help children regulate stress and emotions. 

Those elected this year bring the total number of active members to 2,512 and the total number of international members to 517.

Congratulations Dr. Gunnar!