The list of 24 fellows announced by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Each will receive $500,000 over the next five years:
Deborah Bial, 42, founder and president, Posse Foundation, New York City.
Peter Cole, 50, cofounder and coeditor, Ibis Editions, Jerusalem.
Lisa Cooper, 44, professor, division of general internal medicine and department of epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore.
Ruth DeFries, 50, professor, department of geography and earth system science interdisciplinary center, University of Maryland, College Park.
Mercedes Doretti, 48, cofounder, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, New York City and Buenos Aires.
Stuart Dybek, 65, distinguished writer in residence, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Marc Edwards, 43, Charles P. Lunsford, professor, department of civil and environmental engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Michael Elowitz, 37, assistant professor of biology and applied physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
Saul Griffith, 33, cofounding partner, Squid Labs, Emeryville, Calif.
Sven Haakanson, 40, executive director, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, Alaska.
Corey Harris, 38, blues musician, Charlottesville, Va.
Cheryl Hayashi, 40, associate professor, department of biology, University of California, Riverside.
My Hang Huynh, 45, chemist, High Explosives Science and Technology Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.
Claire Kremen, 46, assistant professor, department of environmental science, policy, and management, University of California at Berkeley.
Whitfield Lovell, 47, painter/installation artist, New York City.
Yoky Matsuoka, 36, associate professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle.
Lynn Nottage, 42, playwright, New York City.
Mark Roth, 49, scientist, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.
Paul Rothemund, 35, senior research fellow, department of computer science and computation and neural systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
Jay Rubenstein, 40, associate professor, department of history, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Jonathan Shay, 65, staff psychiatrist, Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Boston.
Joan Snyder, 67, painter, New York City.
Dawn Upshaw, 47, master vocalist, Bronxville, N.Y.
Shen Wei, 39, founder and artistic director, Shen Wei Dance Arts, New York City.
Source: The MacArthur Foundation