Date: April 25, 1995
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

60 NEW MEMBERS CHOSEN BY ACADEMY

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 60 new members and 15 foreign associates from 11 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 132nd 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 current active members to 1,733.

Foreign associates are non-voting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States. Today's election brings the total number of foreign associates to 301.

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. The Academy was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, that calls upon the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

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

BERNS, Kenneth I.; chair and R.A. Pritchett Professor of Microbiology, and professor of pediatrics, Cornell University Medical College, New York City

BIRNBAUMER, Lutz; professor of anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

BRESLOW, Jan L.; Frederick Henry Lenhardt Professor and director, Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism, Rockefeller University, New York City

BROWNLEE, Donald E.; professor, department of astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle

BUCHANAN, Bob B.; professor, department of plant biology, University of California, Berkeley

CAPASSO, Federico; head, quantum phenomena and device research department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J.

CHANDLER, David; professor, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

DIACONIS, Persi; professor, department of mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

DZIEWONSKI, Adam M.; professor, department of earth and planetary sciences, Harvard University

FRANZINI-ARMSTRONG, Clara; professor of cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

GEORGI, Howard; professor of physics, Harvard University

GOLD, Lawrence M.; professor, department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, University of Colorado, Boulder

GOODMAN, Corey S.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biochemistry, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

GRUMBACH, Melvin M.; Edward B. Shaw Professor of Pediatrics and head, pediatric division, University of California, San Francisco

HAGER, Lowell P.; professor, department of biochemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana

HEATHCOCK, Clayton H.; professor, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

HUTCHISON, Clyde A., III; Kenan Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

JAN, Lily Yeh; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of physiology and biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

KIMBLE, Judith; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

KLIBANOV, Alexander M.; professor of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

KORSMEYER, Stanley J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor and chief, division of medical oncology, department of medicine and pathology, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis

KRUEGER, Anne O.; professor, department of economics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

LAWSON, H. Blaine, Jr.; professor, department of mathematics, State University of New York, Stony Brook

LEONE, Stephen R.; acting chief, quantum physics division, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder

LIEBESKIND, John C.; professor of psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

LIGHTFOOT, Edwin N.; professor of chemical engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

LIVINGSTON, David M.; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and director and physician-in-chief, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston

MAHAN, Gerald D.; Distinguished Professor and Scientist, department of physics and astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MALINS, Donald C.; head, environmental biochemistry division, Pacific Northwest Research Foundation, Seattle

MASSEY, Vincent; professor, department of biological chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MELTON, Douglas A.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of molecular and cellular biology, Harvard University

MEYEROWITZ, Elliot M.; professor, division of biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

PARMENTER, Charles S.; Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington

PESKIN, Charles S.; professor of mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City

PETSKO, Gregory A.; Lucille P. Markey Professor, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

RADDING, Charles M.; professor of human genetics and of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

RAO, Calyampudi R.; professor of statistics, Center for Multivariate Analysis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

READHEAD, Anthony C.S.; professor of astronomy, California Institute of Technology

RIESEN, Austin H.; Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside

ROMNEY, A. Kimball; research professor of anthropology, University of California, Irvine

SCHREIBER, Stuart L.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of chemistry, Harvard University

SEDEROFF, Ronald R.; professor, department of forestry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

SHATZ, Carla J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, division of neurobiology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

SHEN, Yuen R.; professor, department of physics, University of California, Berkeley

SHERR, Charles J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Herrick Foundation Chairman, department of tumor cell biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

SHIFFRIN, Richard M.; Luther Dana Waterman Research Professor, department of psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington

SMITH, Vernon L.; Regents' Professor of Economics, department of economics, University of Arizona, Tucson

STANLEY, Richard P.; professor, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

STROOCK, Daniel W.; professor, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SUPPE, John; professor of geology, department of geological and geophysical sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

TANKSLEY, Steven D.; Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Breeding, department of plant breeding, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

THOULESS, David J.; professor, department of physics, University of Washington

TURNER, Billie Lee, II; professor of geography and director, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, Mass.

VARSHAVSKY, Alexander; H.B. Smit Professor of Cell Biology, division of biology, California Institute of Technology

WALLACE, Douglas C.; professor of biochemistry, division of medical genetics, neurology, and anthropology; and chair, genetics and molecular medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta

WEBB, Watt W.; professor, School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University

WIEMAN, Carl E.; fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder

WINSTEIN, Bruce D.; professor of physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago

WOLF, Eric R.; Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, New York City

ZOBACK, Mary Lou; research geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.



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

BERRY, Michael V.; Royal Society Research Professor, Bristol University (U.K.)

BURES, Jan; senior research scientist, Institute of Physiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czechoslovakia)

DE GIORGI, Ennio; professor of mathematics, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy)

DENTON, Derek A.; director emeritus and professor emeritus, Howard Florey Institute and University of Melbourne (Australia)

GOLDANSKII, Vitalii I.; director, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Moscow (Russia)

HUBER, Robert; scientific member and head of department, Max-Planck-Institut Für Biochemie, Munich (Germany)

JANNASCH, Holger W.; senior scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass. (Germany)

KELDYSH, Leonid V.; head, quantum radiophysics chair, Moscow State University; academician-secretary, general physics and astronomy division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia)

LEÓN-PORTILLA, Miguel; professor, faculty of philosophy and letters, National University of Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico)

LE PICHON, Xavier T.; professor and director, Geology Laboratory, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (France)

NURSE, Paul M.; Napier Research Professor of the Royal Society, University of Oxford (U.K.)

SACHS, Leo; Otto Meyerhof Professor of Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (Israel)

TOMIZAWA, Jun-ichi; director, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan (Japan)

UZAWA, Hirofumi; senior adviser, The Japan Development Bank; and professor emeritus, University of Tokyo (Japan)

VARADHAN, Srinivasa S.R.; assistant professor and professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City (India)