New APS Rising Stars

The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD. Drawing its name from an Observer editorial series that featured exemplars of the exciting work being done by the field’s newest researchers, this designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

The following are the most recent members to be named APS Rising Stars in March of 2021:

  • John Anderson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
  • Reut Avinun, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Jordan Axt, McGill University
  • Levi Baker, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Roger Beaty, Pennsylvania State University
  • Amy Belfi, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Kate Bentley, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Richard Betzel, Indiana University
  • Jeffrey Birk, Columbia University
  • Patrick Bissett, Stanford University
  • Simon Blackwell, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • Jordan Booker, University of Missouri
  • Rosanna Breaux, Virginia Tech
  • Cameron Brick, University of Amsterdam  
  • Katie Burkhouse, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Andres Bustamante, University of California, Irvine
  • Jimmy Calanchini, University of California, Riverside
  • Christine Cha, Columbia University
  • Rob Chavez, University of Oregon
  • David Clewett, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Melissa Colloff, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Caitlin Cowan, The University of Sydney
  • Hengchen Dai, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Juliet Davidow, Northeastern University
  • Jasper de Groot, Radboud University
  • Jozefien De Leersnyder, KU Leuven
  • Aleea Devitt, The University of Waikato
  • Moira Dillon, New York University
  • Dante Dixson, Michigan State University
  • Laura Elenbaas, University of Rochester
  • Jan Engelmann, University of California, Berkeley
  • Spencer Evans, University of Miami
  • Jonas Everaert, Ghent University
  • Jim A. C. Everett, University of Kent
  • Youssef Ezzyat, Wesleyan University
  • Allison Farrell, Miami University
  • Roman Feiman, Brown University
  • Gilad Feldman, University of Hong Kong
  • Emily Finn, Dartmouth College
  • Chaz Firestone, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jessica Flake, McGill University
  • Carlton Fong, Texas State University
  • Leor Hackel, University of Southern California
  • Jessica Hamilton, Rutgers University
  • Sayuri Hayakawa, Northwestern University
  • Kean Hsu, Georgetown University
  • Xiaoqing Hu, University of Hong Kong
  • Ross Jacobucci, University of Notre Dame
  • Ryan Jacoby, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Julian Jara-Ettinger, Yale University
  • Kyle Jasmin, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Abhishek Jaywant, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Jessica Karanian, Fairfield University
  • Dalal Katsiaficas, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Nicholas Kelley, University of Southamptom
  • Justin Minue Kim, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Philip Kragel, Emory University
  • Kate Kuhlman, University of California, Irvine
  • Jeff Kukucka, Towson University
  • Kosta Kushlev, Georgetown University
  • Regina Lapate, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Karolina Lempert, University of Pennsylvania
  • Cheri Levinson, University of Louisville
  • Jianbin Li, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Pan Liu, Western University
  • Richard Lopez, Bard College
  • Cassandra Lowe, Western University
  • Camilla Luck, Curtin University
  • Katerina Marcoulides, University of Minnesota
  • Luis Medina, University of Houston
  • Samuel Mehr, Harvard University
  • Deborah Mitchison, University of Western Sydney
  • Michael Muthukrishna, London School of Economics
  • Katie Nelson-Coffey, Sewanee, The University of the South
  • Eryn Newman, Australian National University
  • Justin Parent, Florida International University
  • Praveetha Patalay, University College London
  • Roland Pfister, Julius-Maximilians-University of Wuerzburg
  • Jonathan Phillips, Dartmouth College
  • Taylor Phillips, New York University
  • Caitlin Porter, University of Memphis
  • Jennifer Rabin,  Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Zachariah Reagh, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jonathan Redshaw, The University of Queensland
  • Leah Richmond-Rakerd, University of Michigan
  • Steven Roberts, Stanford University
  • Monica Rosenberg, University of Chicago
  • Danielle Roubinov, University of California, San Francisco
  • Chris Rozek, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Mollie Ruben, University of Maine
  • Giovanni Sala, Fujita Health University, Japan
  • Anna Schapiro, University of Pennsylvania
  • Gemma Sharp, Monash University
  • Dexin Shi, University of South Carolina
  • Andrew Smith, Iowa State University
  • Adriane Soehner, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sarah Stanton, University of Edinburgh
  • Isabel Thielmann, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Mark Thornton, Dartmouth College
  • William Tsai, New York University
  • Kenneth Vail, Cleveland State University
  • Elsje van Bergen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Frederik van Ede, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Alvaro Vergés, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Peng (Katie) Wang, Yale University
  • Sara Weston, University of Oregon
  • Alexis Whitton, University of New South Wales
  • Michael Wilmot, University of Arkansas
  • Toby Wise, University College London
  • Mary Woody, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kaitlin Woolley, Cornell University 
  • Veronica Yan, University of Texas at Austin
  • Hongbo Yu, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Yao Zheng, University of Alberta