Rachel Green, Ph.D. elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Five faculty members from Johns Hopkins University have been selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious honor bestowed upon leaders in academia, the arts, and public affairs.
The 200 individuals to be elected to the academy this year and announced today include Rachel Green, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and expert in the ribosome, a complex structure responsible for protein synthesis within cells. A biologist and geneticist, Green’s breakthrough work on ribosome rescue and homeostasis had led to discoveries about blood disorders and genetic diseases that include premature “stop” signals in the coding information. Green first arrived at Johns Hopkins in 1998 when she joined the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the School of Medicine. In 2017, she was named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and received a joint appointment in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.