Eleven HHMI investigators are among those elected today to the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in research.

Eleven Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators 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, 112 HHMI scientists 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 newly elected HHMI investigators are:

David A. Agard

University of California, San Francisco

David J. Anderson

California Institute of Technology

Tania A. Baker

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sean B. Carroll

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brian J. Druker

Oregon Health & Science University

Scott D. Emr

University of California, San Diego

David Ginsburg

University of Michigan Medical School

Helen H. Hobbs

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Christopher Miller

Brandeis University

Gerald I. Shulman

Yale University School of Medicine

Wayne M. Yokoyama

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

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