Also, 24 UC faculty and one scientist at a UC-affiliated national laboratory were among 190 new U.S. members elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, which honors the country's leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs.
The new American Academy of Arts & Sciences fellows are university researchers, scientists, artists and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders.
"The election of 13 UC members to the National Academy of Sciences and 25 UC-affiliated members to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences showcases the strength of the University of California's faculty and the diversity of research areas to which our institution is contributing," said UC President Robert C. Dynes. "Election to the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts & Sciences is a tremendous honor for our faculty, and the university is proud of their work."
The National Academy of Sciences, a Washington, D.C.-based private organization of scientists and engineers, now has 2,041 active members -- of which more than 360 are affiliated with UC -- and 397 foreign associates -- nonvoting members of the academy with citizenship outside the United States.
Of the new National Academy of Sciences members, three each are affiliated with UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara; two with UC San Diego; and one each from UC San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz.
The newly elected UC-affiliated National Academy of Sciences members are:
Jasper Rine, professor of genetics, genomics and development
Thomas M. Liggett, professor of mathematics
Terence C. Tao (foreign associate -- Australia) professor of mathematics
Martin F. Yanofsky, chair, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology; professor, Division of Biological Sciences
William W. Murdoch, Charles A. Storke II Professor, department of ecology, evolution and marine biology
James Thomson, adjunct professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, UC Santa Barbara; MacArthur Professor, departments of anatomy and of obstetrics and gynecology, Genome Center of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Meanwhile, the new American Academy of Arts & Sciences class will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 11 at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The 2008 class of fellows included 22 foreign honorary members. The current membership of more than 4,000 American fellows and 600 foreign honorary members includes some 200 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. More than 580 members are affiliated with UC.
Of the new American Academy of Arts & Sciences members, seven each are affiliated with UCLA and UC San Diego, five with UC Berkeley, four with UC San Francisco and one each with UC Santa Cruz and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which UC helps manage.
The newly elected UC-affiliated American Academy of Arts & Sciences members are:
John Kuriyan, Chancellor's Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, and professor of chemistry; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
James L. Powell, professor of economics
Jasper Rine, professor of genetics, genomics and development; director, Center for Computational Biology; professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yuri Slezkine, professor of Russian history
Alessandro Duranti, professor of anthropology
Thom Mayne, professor of architecture
Calvin Normore, professor of philosophy
Theodore M. Porter , professor of history, vice chair for undergraduate affairs
Charles Ray, professor of sculpture
Debora Leah Silverman, professor of history and art history
Roger H. Gordon, professor of economics
Harvey Jules Karten, distinguished professor of neurosciences
Richard Kolodner, executive director, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research; professor of cellular and molecular medicine, professor of medicine and Moores Cancer Center member
Thomas Evan Levy, professor of anthropology, professor of Judaic studies
Samuel I. Rapaport, emeritus professor of medicine
David T. Sandwell, professor of geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Allison Jane Doupe, professor of psychiatry and physiology
Stephen G. Lisberger, professor of physiology; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Louis J. Ptacek, professor of neurology; director of the Division of Neurogenetics, UC San Francisco School of Medicine; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Berni Julian Alder, scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; professor emeritus, Department of Applied Science, UC Davis
National Academy of Sciences release: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=04292008
American Academy of Arts & Sciences release: www.amacad.org/news/new2008.aspx
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