"This is a great honor," UC President Mark G. Yudof said. "From researching cancer drugs to showing that the universe is expanding at an accelerated pace, these UC faculty members are shining examples of how UC contributes to the state and society."
The National Academy of Sciences, a Washington, D.C.-based private organization of scientists and engineers, now has 2,150 active members -- of which more than 360 are affiliated with UC -- and 404 foreign associates -- nonvoting members of the academy with citizenship outside the United States.
Of the new National Academy of Sciences members, six are from UC Berkeley, five from UC San Francisco, three from UCLA and one each from UC Riverside, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara.
The newly elected National Academy of Sciences members are:
Robert L. Fischer, Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology, department of plant and microbial biology
Sarah Hake, director, USDA Plant Gene Expression Center; and full adjunct professor, department of plant and microbial biology, UC Berkeley
Hiroshi Nikaido, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, department of molecular and cell biology
Christos Papadimitriou, C. Lester Hogan Professor, computer science division
Mu-ming Poo, Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology, department of molecular and cell biology
Shelley E. Taylor, Distinguished Professor, department of psychology
Lawrence Zipursky, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of biological chemistry, UCLA
John W. Sedat, professor of biochemistry, department of biochemistry and biophysics, School of Medicine
Kevan M. Shokat, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology (*also a UC Berkeley professor of chemistry)
Michael P. Stryker, William F. Ganong Endowed Chair in Physiology, department of physiology
Jonathan S. Weissman, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology
National Academy of Sciences release: www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=04282009
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