Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2012
John G. Hildebrand is Foreign Secretary of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Regents Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Entomology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was founding head of the university’s Division of Neurobiology (1985-2009) and the Department of Neuroscience (2009-2013) after the Division became a Department. He earned his baccalaureate degree at Harvard University and Ph.D. (in biochemistry) at the Rockefeller University and moved to Arizona in 1985 after 16 years as a faculty member at Harvard and Columbia Universities. His research fields are insect neurobiology and behavior, physiology and functions of the olfactory system, chemical ecology, and the biology of arthropod vectors of pathogens. A past president of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, International Society of Chemical Ecology, and International Society for Neuroethology, he is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, German National Academy of Sciences ‘Leopoldina’, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, and Brazilian Academy of Sciences; an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (UK); and a Fellow of the AAAS, the Entomological Society of America, and the International Society for Neuroethology.