April 21, 2009
Eight HHMI Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Eight Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists and one member of HHMI’s scientific review board are among the 210 new fellows and 19 foreign honorary members elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Membership in the American Academy honors individuals who have made prominent contributions to society and to their disciplines, which include mathematics, physics, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts, public affairs and business. The Academy's broad-based membership gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and public policy research.
This year's new fellows and foreign honorary members include scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders from 28 states and 11 countries. The Academy will welcome this year's new class at its annual induction ceremony on October 10, at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The newly elected members are:
David A. Agard
University of California, San Francisco
University of Washington
G. Vann Bennett
Duke University Medical Center
Mario R. Capecchi
University of Utah
Sean B. Carroll
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mark A. Krasnow
Stanford University School of Medicine
W. James Nelson
Member, HHMI Scientific Review Board
James W. Truman
Janelia Farm Research Campus
Wayne M. Yokoyama
Washington University School of Medicine