Professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. Alberts served as president emeritus of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council (1993-2005).Disciplines: Biophysics, Biochemistry AAAS offices held:
- Editor of Science, 2008 - 2013
- AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, 2014.
Alberts is being honored for advancing science in society through his "exemplary leadership and creativity in science and technology for the national welfare," for "inspiring young people to pursue distinguished careers in the sciences," and for "opening new frontiers in education and public policy."