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HHMI Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences in 2012

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Fourteen HHMI scientists are among 84 newly elected members.

Twelve Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, an HHMI-Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation investigator, and an HHMI Early Career Scientist have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. They are among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected today in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. In addition to the newly elected members, 140 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:

HHMI Investigators

Nancy M. Bonini

University of Pennsylvania

Gideon Dreyfuss

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Evan E. Eichler

University of Washington School of Medicine

K. Christopher Garcia

Stanford University School of Medicine

Rachel Green

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Gregory J. Hannon

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Liqun Luo

Stanford University

Roy Parker

University of Arizona

Nikola P. Pavletich

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Louis J. Ptáček

University of California

Alexander Y. Rudensky

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Xiaowei Zhuang

Harvard University

HHMI Early Career Scientist

Karl Deisseroth

Stanford University

HHMI-GMBF Investigator

Xinnian Dong

Duke University

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