National Academies news: 72 new members chosen by academy

05/03/05

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 142nd annual meeting of the Academy. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 1,976.

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 360.

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 institution is available on the Internet at HTTP://NATIONAL-ACADEMIES.ORG. A full directory of members can be found online at HTTP://NATIONAL-ACADEMIES/NAS.

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

ALLIS, C. DAVID; professor and head, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology, Rockefeller University, New York City

ANDERSEN, RICHARD A.; James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, biology division, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

BAKER, DAVID H.; professor of nutrition, department of animal sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

BENNETT, CHARLES L.; professor of physics and astronomy, department of physics and astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

BENNETT, JOAN W.; professor, department of cell and molecular biology, Tulane University, New Orleans

BENOIST, CHRISTOPHE; co-head, section on immunology and immunogenetics, Joslin Diabetes Center, and professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston

BERTOZZI, CAROLYN R.; professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

BLANDFORD, ROGER D.; Pehong and Adele Chen Professor of Physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

BROWN, JAMES H.; Distinguished Professor of Biology, department of biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

BRÜNGER, AXEL T.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of molecular and cellular physiology, Stanford University

CHIEN, SHU; director, Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine, and chair, department of bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

CHISHOLM, MALCOLM H.; Distinguished Professor of Math and Physical Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus

CLARK, WILLIAM A.V.; professor of geography, University of California, Los Angeles

CORDELL, LINDA S.; director, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, and professor of anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder

COSGROVE, DANIEL J.; Eberly Professor of Biology, department of biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

COX, GARY; professor, department of political science, University of California, San Diego

DAILY, GRETCHEN C.; associate professor of research, department of biological sciences, and senior fellow, Institute of International Studies, Stanford University

DAVIS, ROBERT E.; supervisory research plant pathologist and research leader, Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Plant Sciences Institute, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Md.

DEVREOTES, PETER N.; professor and director of cell biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore

DIXIT, AVINASH K.; John J.F. Sherrerd 1952 University Professor of Economics, department of economics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

DONOGHUE, MICHAEL J.; director, Peabody Museum of Natural History, and G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, Environmental Science Center, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

EISENSTEIN, JAMES P.; Frank J. Roshek Professor of Physics, department of physics, California Institute of Technology

ENGLE, ROBERT F.; Michael Armellino Professor in the Management of Financial Services, Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University, New York City

EVANS, ANTHONY G.; professor, department of materials, University of California, Santa Barbara

GIBSON, DAVID T.; professor emeritus, department of microbiology, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City

GOR'KOV, LEV PETROVICH; program director and professor, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee

GREENWALD, IVA S.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, Columbia University, New York City

HARTL, DANIEL L.; Higgins Professor of Biology, department of organismic and evolutionary biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HEBERT, STEVEN C.; professor of medicine, and chair and professor, department of cellular and molecular physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

HENIKOFF, STEVEN; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and member, basic sciences division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

HOGAN, BRIGID L.M.; professor and chair, department of cell biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

HORWITZ, SUSAN BAND; Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research and associate director for drug development, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York City

HUBBELL, WAYNE L.; Jules Stein Professor of Ophthalmology and associate director, Jules Stein Eye Institute, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

JEWITT, DAVID C.; professor, department of physics and astronomy, and astronomer, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

JIN, DEBORAH S.; JILA fellow and physicist, JILA, and associate professor adjoint, University of Colorado, Boulder

JOHNSTONE, IAIN M.; professor, department of statistics, Stanford University

KANWISHER, NANCY G.; professor, department of brain and cognitive sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

KARIN, MICHAEL; professor of pharmacology, department of pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

KEOHANE, ROBERT O.; James B. Duke Professor of Political Science, department of political science, Duke University, Durham, N.C., and fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, Calif.

KING, MARY-CLAIRE; American Cancer Society Research Professor, departments of medicine and genome sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

KLAINERMAN, SERGIU; professor, department of mathematics, Princeton University

KOLLÁR, JÁNOS; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Princeton University

LAMPSON, BUTLER W.; distinguished engineer, Microsoft Corp., Cambridge, Mass.

LOUIE, STEVEN G.; professor of physics, department of physics, University of California, Berkeley

MARKS, ANDREW R.; director, Center for Molecular Cardiology, and professor and chair, department of physiology and cellular biophysics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City

MCNUTT, MARCIA K.; president and chief executive officer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, Calif.

MEDIN, DOUGLAS L.; professor of psychology, department of psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

MELLO, CRAIG; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Blais Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

OSHER, STANLEY; professor, department of mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

PAGE, DAVID C.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PIPERNO, DOLORES R.; research scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama

POLCHINSKI, JOSEPH G.; professor, department of physics, and permanent member, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

POLYAKOV, ALEXANDRE M.; Joseph Henry Professor of Physics, Joseph Henry Laboratories, Princeton University

RAPOPORT, TOM A.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of cell biology, Harvard Medical School

RICE, CHARLES M.; Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor and head, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease, Rockefeller University

ROBINSON, GENE E.; director, neuroscience program, and G. William Arends Chair, department of entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

ROMANOWICZ, BARBARA A.; professor of geology and geophysics, and director, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

SANCAR, AZIZ; Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

SARGENT, WALLACE L.W.; Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, department of astronomy, California Institute of Technology

SCHATZ, GEORGE C.; Morrison Professor, department of chemistry, Northwestern University

SCHÜPBACH, GERTRUD M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor of molecular biology, department of molecular biology, Princeton University

SEIDMAN, CHRISTINE E.; professor, department of genetics, Harvard Medical School

SILHAVY, THOMAS J.; Warner-Lambert Park-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, department of molecular biology, Princeton University

SOLOMON, EDWARD I.; Monroe E. Spaight Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University

STRIER, KAREN B.; professor of anthropology, department of anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

TANANBAUM, HARVEY D.; director, Chandra X-ray Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.

TESSIER-LAVIGNE, MARC T.; senior vice president, research drug discovery, Genentech Inc., San Francisco

THOMPSON, CRAIG B.; scientific director, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

THOMPSON, LONNIE G.; professor of geological sciences, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus

VALENTINE, JOAN S.; professor of chemistry, department of chemistry and biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

WILLIAMS, ELLEN D.; distinguished professor of physics, department of physics, University of Maryland, College Park

WRIGHT, MARGARET H.; professor and chair, department of computer science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

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

BAULCOMBE, DAVID C.; head, Sainsbury Laboratory, and professor, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich (United Kingdom)

BELL BURNELL, S. JOCELYN; fellow, Mansfield College, and visiting professor of physics, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

CHEN, DING-SHINN; dean and professor of medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei (Taiwan)

COEY, J. MICHAEL D.; professor of physics, department of physics, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)

JEFFREYS, ALEC JOHN; Royal Society Wolfson Research Professor, department of genetics, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)

JUMA, CALESTOUS; professor of the practice of international development, and director, science, technology, and innovation program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Kenya)

KOSHIBA, MASATOSHI; professor emeritus, department of physics and astronomy, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo (Japan)

LEHMANN, RUTH; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and director, developmental genetics program, Skirball Institute, New York University Medical Center, New York City (Germany)

LEÓN-AZOFEIFA, PEDRO; professor, Centro de Investigaciones en Biología Celular y Molecular, and director general, Centro Nacional de Alta Tecnología, University of Costa Rica, San Jose (Costa Rica)

MASHELKAR, RAGHUNATH A.; director general, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi (India)

ÖZDOÐAN, MEHMET; director, Eastern Thrace-Marmara Project, and Professor Faculty of Letters, department of archaeology and art history, University of Istanbul (Turkey)

RAPPUOLI, RINO; head of research of IRIS, Chiron Research Institute, and vice president, vaccine research, Chiron Corp., Siena (Italy)

ROMO, RANULFO; professor of neuroscience, Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City (Mexico)

SCHELLNHUBER, HANS-JOACHIM; research director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (Germany)

SHAMIR, ADI; Borman Professorial Chair of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, department of computer science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel)

TAPPONNIER, PAUL; professor of physics, Laboratoire de Tectonique Mechanique de la Lithosphere, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris (France)

TEITELBOIM, CLAUDIO; director, Center for Scientific Studies, Valdivia (Chile)

TOYOSHIMA, CHIKASHI; professor of supramolecular structure, Center for Bioinformatics, and director, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Tokyo (Japan)

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