April 20, 2023

Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D., named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Membership is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of science and the arts

Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Chemistry Ruma Banerjee, Ph.D., is one of seven University of Michigan faculty members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2023 for significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.

The AAAS conducts research, provides analysis and advice to policymakers, convenes scholars and experts, and promotes the understanding and appreciation of science and the arts. Membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of science and the arts. 

Banerjee is the Vincent Massey Collegiate Professor of Biological Chemistry in the Medical School, and an expert in the chemical biology of hydrogen sulfide signaling, regulation of mammalian sulfur metabolism in health and disease, and structural enzymology of human B12 trafficking proteins. She served as an associate editor for Chemical Reviews and the Journal of Biological Chemistry for 10 years through 2022. She is co-director of the National Institutes of Health-funded American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MOSAIC program to enhance STEM diversity. 

“In its earliest days, the academy sought members who would help address issues and opportunities confronting a young nation,” said Nancy Andrews, chair of the academy’s board of directors. “We feel a similar urgency and have elected a class that brings diverse expertise to meet the pressing challenges and possibilities that America and the world face today.”

Read more about the 2023 class of U-M honorees in The University Record.