National Academy of Sciences Elects 14 NIGMS Grantees

Release Date:
5/16/2000
Contact:
Danielle Wittenberg, NIGMS
wittenbd@nigms.nih.gov

Fourteen NIGMS grantees were among the 60 new members and 15 foreign associates recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." They are:

Dr. Peter Agre, a professor of medicine and biological chemistry, Department of Biological Chemistry, and director, Markey Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD;

Dr. Stanley Fields, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor in the Departments of Genetics and Medical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle;

Dr. Jean Frechet, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley;

Dr. Richard Kolodner, a professor of medicine and head of the Laboratory of Cancer Genetics at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego;

Dr. Simon Levin, an associate faculty member in applied and computational mathematics and the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, New Jersey;

Dr. Roderick MacKinnon, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor in the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics, Rockefeller University, New York City;

Dr. Joan Massague, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor in the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City;

Dr. Barbara Meyer, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor of genetics and development in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley;

Dr. Jeffrey Palmer, the Distinguished Professor of Biology and chair of the Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington;

Dr. Armando Parodi, a professor of chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires;

Dr. Douglas Rees, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor of chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena;

Dr. Peter Stang, the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City;

Dr. Bruce Stillman, director of the Cold Spring Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY; and

Dr. Robert Waterston, the James S. McDonnell Professor and chair of the Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis.

The National Academy of Sciences, a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to furthering science and its use for the general welfare, was established in 1863. Upon request, it serves as an official advisor to the Federal government on science and technology matters.

Based in part on an NAS news release.