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72 new members chosen by Academy
Date:4/27/2010

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 147th annual meeting of the Academy. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,097. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States. Today's election brings the total number of foreign associates to 409.

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.

Additional information about the Academy and its members is available online at HTTP://WWW.NASONLINE.ORG.

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

ALLEN, FRANCES E.; IBM Fellow Emerita, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

AMON, ANGELIKA; professor of biology, department of biology, Center for Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

ANDERSON, PORTER W.; senior lecturer, Harvard Medical School, Boston

BELL, ALEXIS T.; Theodore Vermeulen Professor of Chemical Engineering, department of chemical engineering, University of California, Berkeley

BENFEY, PHILIP; Paul Kramer Professor of Biology, department of biology, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

BENNETT, VANN; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, departments of cell biology, biochemistry, and neuro
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