April 27, 2010
National Academy of Sciences Elects Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scientists
Eleven Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators and one Janelia Farm senior fellow have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. They are among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected today in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. In addition to the newly elected members, 129 HHMI investigators are members of the Academy.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.
The HHMI scientists newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences are:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nancy L. Craig
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Oregon Health & Science University
William G. Kaelin, Jr.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Douglas E. Koshland
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Ruslan M. Medzhitov
Yale School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Charles L. Sawyers
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Terrence J. Sejnowski
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
|Janelia Farm Senior Fellow|
Lynn M. Riddiford
Janelia Farm Research Campus