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May 18, 2009
National Academy of Sciences Elects 35 Sigma Xi Members
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - The National Academy of Sciences elected 35 Sigma Xi members this
spring among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and
continuing achievements in original research.
The spring election brings the total number of active members to 2,150 and foreign associates to
404. 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.
Rafi Ahmed (SX 1974), professor of microbiology and immunology, and director, Emory
Vaccine Center, Emory University.
Lorena S. Beese (SX 1985), James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, Duke University
Gary G. Borisy (SX 1988), director and CEO, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory.
Marian B. Carlson (SX 1973), professor of genetics, development and microbiology, Columbia
Susan N. Coppersmith (SX 1978), professor of physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Percy A. Deift (SX 1974), professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York
Dennis Dougherty (SX 1976), George Grant Hoag Professor of Chemistry, California Institute
Alexei V. Filippenko (SX 1991), Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the
Physical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.
Allan Gibbard (SX 1963), Richard B. Brandt Distinguished University Professor of
Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Doug Hanahan (SX 1976), professor of biochemistry and biophysics, University of
California, San Francisco.
Caroline S. Harwood (SX 1976), professor of microbiology, University of Washington,
John E. Hopcroft (SX 1966), professor of computer science, Cornell University.
Thomas J. R. Hughes (SX 1975), Mathematics Chair III, Institute for Computational
Engineering and Sciences, and professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics,
University of Texas, Austin.
Ralph R. Isberg (SX 1977), professor of molecular biology and microbiology, Tufts
University School of Medicine.
Rakesh K. Jain (SX 1978), Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology and director, Edwin
L. Steele Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
David L. Kohlstedt (SX 1970), Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor of Geology
and Geophysics and head, Winchell School of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota.
Charles F. Manski (SX 1970), Board of Trustees Professor in Economics, Northwestern
David E. Meyer (SX 1990), professor of psychology, cognition and perception program, department of psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
François M. M. Morel (SX 1971), director, Center for Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry,
and Albert G. Blanke Jr. Professor of Geosciences, Princeton University.
Ellen S. Mosley-Thompson (SX 1988), professor of geography and senior research scientist,
Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University.
Daniel G. Nocera (SX 1984), Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and professor of chemistry,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Baldomero M. Olivera (SX 1965), Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah.
Christos Papadimitriou (SX 1976), C. Lester Hogan Professor of Computer Science,
University of California, Berkeley.
Dinshaw J. Patel (SX 1963), Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Chair in Experimental Physics, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Mu-ming Poo (SX 1994), Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology, University of
Alexander S. Raikhel (SX 1981), professor of entomology, University of California,
Robert E. Ricklefs (SX 1996), Curators Professor of Biology, University of Missouri.
Adam G. Riess (SX 1992), professor of physics and astronomy, Johns Hopkins University.
Frank J. Sciulli (SX 1961), Pupin Professor of Physics Emeritus, Columbia University.
John W. Sedat (SX 1965), professor of biochemistry, University of California, San
Eric D. Siggia (SX 1971), professor, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology,
Wing H. Wong (SX 1981), professor of statistics, health research and policy, Stanford
New Foreign Associates
Paul B. Corkum (SX 1967), director, Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research
Council of Canada.
Jun Kondo (SX 1993), emeritus adviser, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science
and Technology, Japan.
Hee-Sup Shin (SX 1980), director, Center for Neural Science, Korea Institute of Science
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