Hongjun Song, Perelman Professor of Neuroscience and co-Director of the IRM’s Neurodevelopment & Regeneration Program, was one of five Penn faculty elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in 2020. Election to NAM is one of the nation’s highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Hongjun was recognized by his peers in the NAM for his research on neural stem cell regulation and neurogenesis. He is also being recognized for his scientific leadership during the Zika outbreak in 2015-2016. During this time, Hongjun and collaborators repurposed brain organoids to test Zika’s ability to infect brain tissue.

Congratulations to Hongjun on this well-deserved honor! Read more about all of the Penn faculty elected this year in Penn Today.