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Date:  April 29, 2008

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 9 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

 

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 145th annual meeting of the Academy.  Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,041. 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 397.

 

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:

 

ADAMS, JERRY M.; senior principal research fellow, research professor, and joint head, molecular genetics of cancer division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

 

ALBRIGHT, THOMAS D.; professor and director, vision center laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego

 

ALDRICH, RICHARD W.; professor and Karl Folkers Chair, section of neurobiology, center for learning and memory, University of Texas, Austin

 

ALLEY, RICHARD B.; Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, department of geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

 

ANSELIN, LUC E.; Foundation Professor and director, School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe

 

ARNOLD, FRANCES H.; Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, department of chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

 

BEUTLER, BRUCE A.; professor and chair, department of genetics, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

 

BEVAN, MICHAEL J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of immunology, University of Washington, Seattle

 

BOTCHAN, MICHAEL R.; professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

BOXER, STEVEN G.; Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

 

BOYLE, EDWARD A.; professor of ocean geochemistry, department of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

BUCHWALD, STEPHEN L.; Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

CARRINGTON, JAMES C.; professor, department of botany and plant pathology, and director, center for genome research and biocomputing, Oregon State University, Corvallis

 

CARTER, EMILY A.; Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

 

CRABTREE, GEORGE W.; senior scientist and director, materials science division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill.

 

CROPPER, MAUREEN L.; professor of economics, University of Maryland, College Park

 

DARST, SETH A.; Jack Fishman Professor and head, laboratory of molecular biophysics, Rockefeller University, New York City

 

DE LONG, EDWARD F.; professor, department of civil and environmental engineering, division of biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

DILL, KENNETH A.; professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics, department of pharmaceutical chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

 

FULLER, MARGARET T.; Reed-Hodgson Professor in Human Biology and professor of genetics, department of developmental biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

 

GEISLER, WILSON S.; professor of psychology and biomedical engineering and David Wechsler Regents Chair, department of psychology, University of Texas, Austin

 

GREENBERG, MICHAEL E.; professor, departments of neurology and neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, and director, division of neuroscience, Children's Hospital, Boston

 

GRUNSTEIN, MICHAEL; professor of biological chemistry, department of biological chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

 

GUYER, JANE I.; professor of anthropology, department of anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

 

HERNQUIST, LARS E.; professor, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.

 

HILLIS, DAVID M.; director, center for computational biology and bioinformatics, and Roark Centennial Professor, University of Texas, Austin

 

HOFER, HELMUT; professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City

 

HU, EVELYN L.; professor, electrical and computer engineering department, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

JACOBSEN, ERIC N.; Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry and chemical biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

 

JENKINS, NANCY A.; deputy director and principal investigator, cell cycle control, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, Singapore

 

JONES, PETER WILCOX; professor, department of mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

 

KASTNER, MARC A.; Donner Professor and dean of science, School of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

KAUFMAN, THOMAS C.; Distinguished Professor of Biology, department of biology, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

KAY, STEVE A.; Dean and Richard C. Atkinson Chair, division of biological sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

 

KESSLER, RONALD C.; professor, department of health care policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

KOTTAK, CONRAD P.; Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, department of anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

LEIGHTON, FRANK T.; professor of applied mathematics, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

LEVY, RONALD; professor of medicine and chief, division of oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

 

LIGGETT, THOMAS M.; professor, department of mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

 

LINDE, ANDREI; professor of physics, Stanford Institute of Theoretical Physics, department of physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

 

LIPPINCOTT-SCHWARTZ, JENNIFER; chief, section on organelle biology, cell biology and metabolism branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

 

MANDEL, GAIL; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and senior scientist, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

 

MANGELSDORF, DAVID J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and chair, department of pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

 

MASKIN, ERIC S.; Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Science, school of social science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

 

MAX, CLAIRE E.; professor, astronomer, and director, center for adaptive optics, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

MILLER, DAVID A.B.; W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

 

MOVSHON, J. ANTHONY; Silver Professor and director, center for neural science, New York University, New York City

 

MURDOCH, WILLIAM W.; Charles A. Storke II Professor, department of ecology, evolution, and marine biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

OLDSTONE, MICHAEL B.A.; professor and head, viral-immunobiology laboratory, department of immunology and microbial science, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

 

OLSEN, PAUL E.; Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor, department of earth and environmental sciences, Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.

 

PALMER, ROBERT B.; senior scientist and group leader, advanced accelerator group, department of physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.

 

PARKIN, STUART S.P.; IBM Fellow and manager, magnetoelectronics, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, Calif.

 

PRESCOTT, EDWARD C.; W.P. Carey Professor of Economics, department of economics, Arizona State University, Tempe

 

PRIVES, CAROL L.; DaCosta Professor of Biology, department of biological sciences, Columbia University, New York City

 

RANDALL, LISA J.; professor of theoretical physics, department of physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

 

RAO, ANJANA; professor of pathology and senior investigator, Immune Disease Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

RINE, JASPER; professor of genetics, genomics, and development, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

 

RUVKUN, GARY; professor of genetics, department of molecular biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

 

SCHEINKMAN, JOSE A.; Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics, department of economics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

 

SCHMIDT, BRIAN P.; Australian Research Council Federation Fellow, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian National University, Weston Creek, ACT

 

SCHMITT, JOHANNA; Stephen T. Olney Professor of Natural History, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

 

SEIBERG, NATHAN; professor, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

 

SEMENZA, GREGG L.; professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

 

SKOCPOL, THEDA; Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

 

SMOOT, GEORGE; professor and research scientist, department of physics and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

 

STRUHL, GARY; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of genetics and development, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City

 

SWAGER, TIMOTHY M.; John D. MacArthur Professor and head, department of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

THOMPSON, ELIZABETH A.; professor, department of statistics, University of Washington, Seattle

 

THOMSON, JAMES; MacArthur Professor, departments of anatomy and of obstetrics and gynecology, Genome Center of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

WISDOM, JACK L.; professor of plantary sciences, department of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

WRIGHT, PETER E.; Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Investigator, department of molecular biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

 

YANOFSKY, MARTIN F.; chair, section of cell and developmental biology, and professor, division of biological sciences, University of California, San Diego

 

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

 

ASFAW, BERHANE; manager, Rift Valley Research Service, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Ethiopia)

 

ASPECT, ALAIN; CNRS senior researcher at Institut d'Optique, and professor at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)

 

CAZENAVE, ANNY; senior scientist, Laboratoire d'Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Toulouse, France (France)

 

COHEN, PHILIP; Royal Society Research Professor and director of MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

 

COWLING, RICHARD M.; professor, department of botany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (South Africa)

 

CUTLER, E. ANNE; professor, Institute for Cognition and Information, University of Nijmegen, and director, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Heilig Landstichting, Netherlands (Australia)

 

DEAN, CAROLINE; associate research director, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

 

GRANT, B. ROSEMARY; research scholar, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. (United Kingdom)

 

HAGGETT, PETER; senior research fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies and department of geographical sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

 

HOFFMANN, JULES A.; Distinguished Class Research Director, IBMC, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Strasbourg, France (France)

 

IMRY, YOSEPH; professor, department of condensed matter physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (Israel)

 

LAWTON, JOHN H.; professor, Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

 

MARSHALL, BARRY J.; clinical professor of microbiology, University of Western Australia, Crawley (United Kingdom)

 

MOFFATT, H. KEITH; professor of mathematical physics emeritus, centre for mathematical physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

 

RODRIGUEZ, LUIS F.; professor of astronomy, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Michoacan (Mexico)

 

ROSSANT, JANET; chief of research and senior scientist, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Canada and United Kingdom)

 

TAO, TERENCE C.; professor, department of mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (Australia)

 

ZOLLER, PETER; University Professor, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (Austria)

 

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