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News from the National Academy of Sciences

Date: April 30, 2013

Source: National Academy of Science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,179 and the total number of foreign associates to 437. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

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

Andrei, Eva Y.; professor, department of physics and astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway

Anseth, Kristi S.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Distinguished Professor, department of chemical and biological engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

Aslin, Richard N.; William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, department of brain and cognitive sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Asner, Gregory P.; faculty scientist, department of global ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, Calif.

Baldwin, Ian T.; director, department of molecular ecology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany

Barres, Ben A.; professor and chair, department of neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Berger, James M.; professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

Beverley, Stephen M.; Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Chair, department of molecular microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Bhargava, Manjul; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Boeke, Jef D.; professor of molecular biology and genetics, department of molecular biology and genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Breaker, Ronald R.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Henry Ford II Professor, department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Brown, James A.; professor, department of anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Brown, Michael E.; Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor, division of geological and planetary sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Cane, Mark A.; G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, department of earth and environmental sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.

Chen, Xuemei; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and professor, department of botany and plant sciences, University of California, Riverside

De Robertis, Edward M.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor of biological chemistry and Norman Sprague Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Deng, Xing-Wang; Daniel C. Eaton Chair of Plant Biology, department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Dixit, Vishva M.; vice president of discovery research, Genentech, San Francisco

Dubcovsky, Jorge; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and professor, department of plant sciences, University of California, Davis

Farley, Kenneth A.; W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry and chair, division of geological and planetary sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Feldman, Marcus W.; director, Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, and Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Biological Sciences, department of biological sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Field, Robert W.; Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Fiske, Susan T.; Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, department of psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Fotheringham, A. Stewart; professor and director, Centre for Geoinformatics, School of Geography and Geosciences, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Fox, Robin; University Professor of Social Theory, department of anthropology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Fradkin, Eduardo H.; professor of physics, department of physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Francisco, Joseph S.; associate dean of research and graduate education, College of Science, and William E. Moore Distinguished Professor, departments of chemistry and of earth and atmospheric sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Freeman, Katherine H.; professor, department of geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Gates, S. James, Jr.; University System of Maryland Regents Professor and the John S. Toll Professor of Physics, department of physics, University of Maryland, College Park

Goodnow, Christopher C.; professor of immunology and head, department of immunology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra City, Australia

Gruebele, Martin; James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Halas, Naomi J.; Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, Houston

Hammes-Schiffer, Sharon; professor of chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Hartmanis, Juris; Walter R. Read Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Emeritus, department of computer science, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Heeger, David; professor of psychology and neural science, department of psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York City

Ho, Wilson; Donald Bren Professor of Physics and Astronomy and of Chemistry, departments of physics and astronomy and of chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Hobbie, Sarah E.; professor, department of ecology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Jacobs, William R., Jr.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, departments of microbiology and immunology and of molecular genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, N.Y.

Kac, Victor; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Kaplan, David B.; director, Institute for Nuclear Theory, and professor, department of physics, University of Washington, Seattle

Kapteyn, Henry C.; professor of physics and fellow, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder

Knowlton, Nancy; Sant Chair in Marine Science, department of invertebrate zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Kouveliotou, Chryssa; astrophysicist and senior scientist for high energy astrophysics, Science and Technology Office, NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

Kuroda, Mitzi I.; professor, department of genetics and department of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Lawler, Gregory F.; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago

LeDoux, Joseph E.; Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York City

Levine, Beth; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Charles Cameron Sprague Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science and professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Lidstrom, Mary E.; vice provost for research and Jungers Professor of Chemical Engineering and Microbiology, Office of Research, University of Washington, Seattle

Maldacena, Juan; professor, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

Mayhew, David R.; Sterling Professor of Political Science and professor, Institute of Social and Policy Studies, department of political science, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Mignot, Emmanuel; director, Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

Mortensen, Dale; Board of Trustees Professor, department of economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Narayan, Ramesh; Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Novick, Peter J.; professor of cellular and molecular medicine and George Palade Endowed Chair, department of cellular and molecular medicine, University of California, San Diego

Nussenzweig, Ruth S.; C.V. Starr Professor of Medical and Molecular Parasitology and Pathology, department of pathology, Langone Medical Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York City

Otto, Sarah P.; director, Biodiversity Research Centre, and professor and Canada Research Chair, department of zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Perrimon, Norbert; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Plank, Terry A.; professor, department of earth and environmental sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.

Portnoy, Daniel A.; professor of biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley

Quake, Stephen R.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Lee Otterson Professor, departments of bioengineering and of applied physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Rabe, Karin M.; Distinguished Professor of Physics, department of physics and astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway

Roth, Alvin E.; Craig and Susan McCaw Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, department of economics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Schacter, Daniel L.; William R. Kenan Professor, department of psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Schreiber, Robert D.; Alumni Endowed Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Head, Tumor Immunology Program, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Seinfeld, John H.; Louis E. Nohl Professor, department of chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Sethian, James A.; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Simmons, Beth A.; Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Singer, Robert H.; co-director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center, and professor and co-chair, department of anatomy and structural biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, N.Y.

Spitzer, Nicholas C.; Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, division of biological sciences, University of California, San Diego

Staudt, Louis M.; deputy chief, metabolism branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Strassmann, Joan E.; professor, department of biology, Washington University, St. Louis

Stucky, Galen D.; professor, departments of chemistry and biochemistry and of materials, University of California, Santa Barbara

Tardos, Éva; Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, department of computer science, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Turrigiano, Gina; professor, department of biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

Vanderbilt, David; Board of Governors Professor of Physics, department of physics and astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway

Vogan, David A., Jr.; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Wagner, Gerhard; Elkan Rogers Blout Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Walker, Graham C.; professor, department of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Wigderson, Avi; Herbert H. Maass Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

Willard, Huntington F.; Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Genome Sciences and director, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Winston, Fred M.; John Emory Andrus Professor of Genetics, department of genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Wright, Ernest M.; Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Mellinkoff Professor in Medicine, department of physiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Yang, Wei; senior investigator and section chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Yau, Horng-Tzer; professor of mathematics, department of mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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

Alitalo, Kari; Academy Professor, Molecular Cancer Biology Program, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Finland (Finland)

Bagnato, Vanderlei S.; professor of physics, Instituto de Fisica de São Carlos, University of São Paulo, Brazil (Brazil)

Bond, William J.; Harry Bolus Professor of Botany, department of botany, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa (South Africa)

Charlesworth, Brian; Royal Society Research Professor, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Che, Chi-Ming; Dr. Hui Wai-Haan Chair of Chemistry, department of chemistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China)

Denk, Winfried; director, department of biomedical optics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany (Germany)

Dobson, Christopher M.; John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology, department of chemistry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Farquhar, Graham D.; professor, group leader, and Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology, environmental research group, Research School of Biological Science, Australian National University, Canberra City, Australia (Australia)

Frangipane, Marcella; director, Sapienza Archaeological Expedition in Eastern Anatolia and professor of Near Eastern archaeology, School of Archaeology, University of Rome, Italy (Italy)

Georges, Michel A.J.; full professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium (Belgium)

Hall, Peter G.; Australian Laureate Fellow, department of mathematics and statistics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Australia)

Kawaoka, Yoshihiro; professor, department of pathobiological sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Japan)

Leakey, Meave G.; research professor, Stony Brook University, New York (Kenya)

Lo, Yuk-Ming Dennis; Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China/United Kingdom)

Neuberger, Michael S.; permanent scientific staff and joint head, division of protein and nucleic acid chemistry, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Pendry, John B.; professor, department of physics, and chair of theoretical solid state physics, Imperial College London, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Rosero-Bixby, Luís; professor, School of Statistics and Health Research Institute, University of Costa Rica, San José (Costa Rica/Ecuador)

Shi, Yigong; Endowed Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and dean, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (People’s Republic of China)

Shimomura, Osamu; senior scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Falmouth, Mass. (Japan)

Weiss, Robin A.; senior research fellow and emeritus professor of viral oncology, division of infection and immunity, Wohl Virion Centre, University College London, United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Zeilinger, Anton; professor of experimental physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria (Austria)

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