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Learn more about the 2013 Fellows. View full bios and videos via the profiles below.

Kyle Abraham ›

  • Choreographer and Dancer
  • New York, New York
  • Age: 36

Choreographer and Dancer Exploring the relationship between identity and personal history through a unique hybrid of traditional and informal dance styles. More ›

Donald Antrim ›

  • Writer
  • New York, New York
  • Age: 55

Writer Composing works of fiction and nonfiction that are characterized by tightly controlled prose juxtaposed with absurd and surreal events. More ›

Phil Baran ›

  • Organic Chemist
  • La Jolla, California
  • Age: 36

Organic Chemist Inventing efficient, scalable, and environmentally sound methods for recreating in the laboratory natural products with potential pharmaceutical applications. More ›

C. Kevin Boyce ›

  • Paleobotanist
  • Stanford, California
  • Age: 39

Paleobotanist Establishing links between ancient plant remains and present-day ecosystems through a pioneering and integrative approach to evolutionary plant biology. More ›

Jeffrey Brenner ›

  • Primary Care Physician
  • Camden, New Jersey
  • Age: 44

Primary Care Physician Creating a comprehensive health care delivery model that addresses the medical and social service needs of high-risk patients in impoverished communities. More ›

Colin Camerer ›

  • Behavioral Economist
  • Pasadena, California
  • Age: 53

Behavioral Economist Expanding our knowledge of individual behavior and challenging models of human interaction that form the basis of classic economic theory. More ›

Jeremy Denk ›

  • Pianist and Writer
  • New York, New York
  • Age: 43

Pianist and Writer Engaging listeners and readers in a deeper appreciation of classical music through unmatched musical ability paired with an unusual eloquence with words. More ›

Angela Duckworth ›

  • Research Psychologist
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Age: 43

Research Psychologist Transforming our understanding of the roles that grit and self-control play in educational achievement. More ›

Craig Fennie ›

  • Materials Scientist
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Age: 40

Materials Scientist Designing new materials, atom by atom, that have electrical, magnetic, and optical properties desirable for electronics and improved communication technology. More ›

Robin Fleming ›

  • Medieval Historian
  • Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • Age: 57

Medieval Historian Drawing on archaeological and textual sources to provide fresh insight into the social, economic, and cultural lives of inhabitants of late Roman and medieval Britain. More ›

Carl Haber ›

  • Audio Preservationist
  • Berkeley, California
  • Age: 54

Audio Preservationist Developing new technologies for the preservation of rare, damaged, and deteriorating sound recordings of immense value to our cultural heritage. More ›

Vijay Iyer ›

  • Jazz Pianist and Composer
  • New York, New York
  • Age: 41

Jazz Pianist and Composer Forging a new conception of the practice of American music in compositions for his ensembles, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and scholarly work. More ›

Dina Katabi ›

  • Computer Scientist
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Age: 42

Computer Scientist Working at the interface of computer science and electrical engineering to improve the speed, reliability, and security of data exchange, particularly in wireless networks. More ›

Julie Livingston ›

  • Public Health Historian and Anthropologist
  • New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Age: 46

Public Health Historian and Anthropologist Combining archival research and ethnographic observation to illuminate largely ignored crises of care in both the developing and developed world. More ›

David Lobell ›

  • Agricultural Ecologist
  • Stanford, California
  • Age: 34

Agricultural Ecologist Unearthing richly informative, but often underutilized, sources of data to investigate the impact of climate change on crop production and global food security. More ›

Tarell McCraney ›

  • Playwright
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Age: 32

Playwright Evoking a sense of our shared humanity in works that explore the diversity of the African American experience and imbue the lives of ordinary people with epic significance. More ›

Susan Murphy ›

  • Statistician
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Age: 55

Statistician Translating statistical theory into powerful tools for evaluating and customizing treatment regimens for individuals coping with chronic or relapsing disorders. More ›

Sheila Nirenberg ›

  • Neuroscientist
  • New York, New York

Neuroscientist Investigating fundamental questions about the nervous system and developing new kinds of prosthetic devices and robots. More ›

Alexei Ratmansky ›

  • Choreographer
  • New York, New York
  • Age: 45

Choreographer Revitalizing classical ballet with a distinctive style that honors the past while infusing a modern sensibility to interpretations of the standard repertoire as well as his own works. More ›

Ana Maria Rey ›

  • Atomic Physicist
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Age: 36

Atomic Physicist Advancing our ability to simulate, manipulate, and control novel states of matter through fundamental conceptual research on ultra-cold atoms. More ›

Karen Russell ›

  • Fiction Writer
  • New York, New York
  • Age: 32

Fiction Writer Blending fantastical elements with psychological realism to construct wildly imaginative settings and characters in tales of transformation and redemption. More ›

Sara Seager ›

  • Astrophysicist
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Age: 42

Astrophysicist Adapting fundamental maxims of existing planetary science to create a comprehensive theoretical framework for determining the characteristics of planets beyond our solar system. More ›

Margaret Stock ›

  • Immigration Lawyer
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Age: 51

Immigration Lawyer Finding solutions to complex immigration issues faced by military personnel and contributing to policy debates about the role of a healthy immigration system in ensuring national security. More ›

Carrie Mae Weems ›

  • Photographer and Video Artist
  • Syracuse, New York
  • Age: 60

Photographer and Video Artist Examining the legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in cinéma vérité–style works that incorporate elements of folklore, multimedia collage, and experimental printing methods. More ›