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Date:  April 28, 2009

Contact:  Maureen O'Leary, Director of Public Information

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

72 New Members Chosen By Academy

 

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

 

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 146th annual meeting of the Academy.  Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,066. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.  Today's election brings the total number of foreign associates to 404.

 

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare.  It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

 

Additional information about the Academy and its members is available online at http://www.nasonline.org.

 

Newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of election are:

 

Ahmed, Rafi; professor, department of microbiology and immunology, and director, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta

 

Bebbington, Anthony J.; professor of nature, society, and development, and director of research, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

 

Beese, Lorena S.; James B. Duke Professor, department of biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

 

Bergquist, James C.; fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colo.

 

Borisy, Gary G.; director and chief executive officer, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.

 

Carlson, Marian B.; professor, department of genetics and development and department of microbiology, Columbia University, New York City

 

Chang, Sun-Yung Alice; professor, department of mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

 

Copeland, Neal G.; executive director, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, Singapore

 

Coppersmith, Susan N.; professor of physics, department of physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Deift, Percy A.; professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City

 

Dougherty, Dennis; George Grant Hoag Professor of Chemistry, division of chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

 

Dunlap, Jay C.; professor of biochemistry and chair, department of genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.

 

Feigon, Juli; professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Filippenko, Alexei V.; Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, department of astronomy, University of California, Berkeley

 

Fischer, Robert L.; Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology, department of plant and microbial biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

Gibbard, AlLan; Richard B. Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, department of philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Goldstein, Melvyn C.; co-director, Center for Research on Tibet, and John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology, department of anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

 

Hake, Sarah; director, USDA Plant Gene Expression Center; and full adjunct professor, department of plant and microbial biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

Hanahan, Doug; member, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

 

Harwood, Caroline S.; professor, department of microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle

 

Hopcroft, John E.; professor, computer science department, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

 

Hughes, Thomas J.R.; Mathematics Chair III, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), and professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, University of Texas, Austin

 

Isberg, Ralph R.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of molecular biology and microbiology, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston

 

Jacak, Barbara V.; Distinguished Professor of Physics, department of physics and astronomy, State University of New York, Stony Brook

 

Jacks, Tyler; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and David H. Koch Professor of Biology and director, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

Jain, Rakesh K.; Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology and director, Edwin L. Steele Laboratory, department of radiation oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

Joannopoulos, John D.; Francis Wright Davis Professor of Physics, department of physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

Jordan, V. Craig; vice president and research director for medical sciences, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

 

Klein, Michael L.; Hepburn Professor of Physical Science, department of chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

 

Kohlstedt, David L.; Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor of Geology and Geophysics and head, N.H. Winchell School of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

Krieger, Monty; Whitehead Professor of Molecular Genetics, department of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

Lowy, Douglas R.; deputy director, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

 

Lynch, Michael; Distinguished Professor of Biology, department of biology, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

Manski, Charles F.; Board of Trustees Professor in Economics, department of economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

 

Meltzer, David J.; Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory and executive director, QUEST Archaeological Research Program, department of anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

 

Meyer, David E.; professor of psychology, cognition and perception program, department of psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Montminy, Marc R.; professor, Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif.

 

Morel, François M.M.; director, Center for Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry, and Albert G. Blanke Jr. Professor of Geosciences, department of geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

 

Morgan, John W.; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Columbia University, New York City

 

Mosley-Thompson, Ellen S.; professor, department of geography, and senior research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus

 

Myerson, Roger B.; Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor, department of economics, University of Chicago, Chicago

 

Nikaido, Hiroshi; professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

Nocera, Daniel G.; Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy, and professor of chemistry, department of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

Olivera, Baldomero M.; Distinguished Professor of Biology, department of biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

 

Papadimitriou, Christos; C. Lester Hogan Professor, computer science division, University of California, Berkeley

 

Patel, Dinshaw J.; Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Chair in Experimental Physics, and member, structural biology program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

 

Peale, Stanton J.; professor emeritus and research professor of physics, department of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Poo, Mu-ming; Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

Poulter, C. Dale; John A. Widtsoe Distinguished Professor, department of chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

 

Raftery, Adrian; Blumstein-Jordan Professor of Statistics and Sociology, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

 

Raikhel, Alexander S.; professor, department of entomology, University of California, Riverside

 

Ricklefs, Robert E.; Curators Professor of Biology, department of biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis

 

Riess, Adam G.; professor of physics and astronomy, department of physics and astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; and astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

 

Roeder, G. Shirleen; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics, department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.


Sciulli
, Frank J.; Pupin Professor of Physics Emeritus, department of physics, Columbia University, New York City

 

Sedat, John W.; professor of biochemistry, department of biochemistry and biophysics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

 

Shearer, Peter M.; professor of geophysics, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

 

Shokat, Kevan M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

 

Siggia, Eric D.; professor, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University, New York City

 

Sternberg, Paul W.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology, division of biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

 

Strang, Gilbert; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

Stryker, Michael P.; William F. Ganong Endowed Chair in Physiology, department of physiology, University of California, San Francisco

 

Taylor, Shelley E.; Distinguished Professor, department of psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Truhlar, Donald G.; Regents Professor, department of chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

Vafa, Cumrun; Donner Professor of Science, department of physics, Center for Fundamental Laws of Nature, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

 

Warshel, Arieh; professor of chemistry and biochemistry, department of chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

Weeks, John D.; Distinguished University Professor, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park

 

Weigel, Detlef; director, department of molecular biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany

 

Weissman, Jonathan S.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

 

Wong, Wing H.; professor of statistics and professor of health research and policy, department of statistics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

 

Xie, Yu; Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Zipursky, S. Lawrence; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of biological chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Newly elected foreign associates, their affiliations at the time of election, and their country of citizenship are:

 

Akira, Shizuo; director, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (Japan)

 

Berners-Lee, Timothy; director, World Wide Web Consortium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (United Kingdom)

 

Corkum, Paul B.; director, Institute for Molecular Sciences, Attosecond Science Program Steacie, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Canada)

 

Cossart, Pascale; director and head, Unite des Interactions Bacteries Cellules, Institut Pasteur, Paris (France)

 

Díaz, Sandra M.; associate professor, Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (IMBIV), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina (Argentina)

 

Helenius, Ari; professor of biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (Finland)

 

Jacobs, Patricia A.; director, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, University of Southampton, Wiltshire, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

 

Kondo, Jun; emeritus adviser, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan (Japan)

 

Lambeck, Kurt; Distinguished Professor of Geophysics, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Acon (Australia)

 

Lambin, Eric F.; professor, department of geography and geology, University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Belgium)

 

Logothetis, Nikos K.; director, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany (Greece)

 

Mansfield, Peter; emeritus professor of physics, Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

 

Salmond, Mary Anne; Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Maori Studies, department of Maori studies, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (New Zealand)

 

Sandmo, Agnar; emeritus professor, Norwegian School of Economics and Business, Bergen (Norway)

 

Schuster, Peter; president, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Austria)

 

Shin, Hee-Sup; director, Center for Neural Science, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul (South Korea)

 

Tocchini-Valentini, Glauco P.; coordinator, Istituto di Biologia Cellulare, National Research Council of Italy, Monterotondo Scalo (Italy)

 

zur Hausen, Harald; scientific director emeritus, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg (Germany)

 

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