Computational Biology’s Bahar elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ivet Bahar, professor and the founding of the Department of Computational and Systems Biology, in the Pitt School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Bahar was selected “in honor of outstanding contributions to computational biology.” She is co-founder of the Ph.D. program in Computational Biology, jointly offered by Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University. She is a pioneer in structural and computational biology, having developed widely used elastic network models for protein dynamics. 

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars established in 1863, which aims to provide independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. This year’s election of 120 members and 26 international members brings the total number of active academy members to 2,403. 

Read more about Bahar here.