Colin Nichols, PhD, the Carl F. Cori Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected to the Royal Society, an honorary English organization equivalent to the National Academy of Sciences in the United States.
Nichols, a professor of cell biology and physiology, is also director of the Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases at the university.
“Being a Royal Society member is something that I remember imagining as a child would be very cool,” said Nichols, who was born in Leicester, England. “It’s quite an honor, and I’m very grateful for it.”
Established in 1660, the Royal Society says its fellowship is composed of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Members have included the famed architect Christopher Wren and legendary physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton.
The society recognizes outstanding achievement in research, advises the government on science policy and promotes general interest in science, as the National Academy of Sciences does in the United States.
Featured article originally published at Washington University Newsroom: Nichols elected to Royal Society