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May 11, 2010

National Academy of Sciences Elects 24 Sigma Xi Members

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Twenty-four Sigma Xi members were among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected this spring to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The spring election brings the total number of active members to 2,097.

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.

Newly elected Sigma Xi members and their affiliations at the time of election are:

Alexis T. Bell (SX 1964), Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

H. Russell Bernard (SX 1964), professor emeritus, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Mina J. Bissell (SX 1988), Distinguished Scientist, life sciences division, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Douglas W. Burbank (SX 1983), professor of geology and director, Institute for Crustal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Roger D. Cone (SX 1981), chair, department of molecular physiology and biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Persis S. Drell (SX 1977), professor, Stanford University, and director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California.

Robert J. Fletterick (SX 1969), professor of biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco.

James E. Haber (SX 1968), Abraham and Etta Goodman Chair of Biology and director, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University.

Gary T. Horowitz (SX 1976), professor of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Barbara Imperiali (SX 1983), Class of 1992 Professor of Chemistry and professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lewis L. Lanier (SX 1980), professor, Cancer Research Institute, and professor and vice chair, department of microbiology and immunology, University of California, San Francisco.

Jonathan I. Lunine (SX 1983), professor of planetary sciences and professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Allan H. MacDonald (SX 1996), Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair, department of physics, University of Texas, Austin.

Trudy F.C. Mackay (SX 2003), William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor of Genetics and Entomology, North Carolina State University.

Emilio F. Moran (SX 1980), Distinguished Professor and Rudy Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Lynn M. Riddiford (SX 1958), senior fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia.

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe (SX 1967), James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University.

Lee D. Ross (SX 1981), Stanford Federal Credit Union Professor of Psychology, Stanford University.

Thomas C. Spencer (SX 1973), professor of mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

Attila Szabo (SX 1994), chief, section on theoretical biophysical chemistry, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Susan E. Trumbore (SX 1988), director, Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics, and professor, department of earth system science, University of California, Irvine.

Zena Werb (SX 1967), professor and vice chair, department of anatomy, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Jack Keil Wolf (SX 1957), Stephen O. Rice Professor, Center for Magnetic Recording, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.

King-Wai Yau (SX 1971), professor of neuroscience and ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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