Dr. Serap Aksoy Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Serap Aksoy from Yale University is elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished research focusing on the biological and epidemiological basis of mammalian host-pathogen- insect vector interactions. Professor Aksoy is currently a professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health and acting chair of the Department of Epidemiology. Her research has been on tsetse flies and the pathogenic parasites they transmit that cause highly neglected and fatal diseases of humans and livestock in Africa.

Professor Aksoy is the third woman Turkish scientist elected to the prestigious NAS, following Dr. Ivet Bahar and Dr. Halet Cambel. Other Turkish scientists who are academy members are Dr. Daron Acemoğlu, Dr. Mehmet Özdoğan, and Dr. Celal Şengör. 

Sources: Yale University