Navigation Links
Harris Lewin elected to National Academy of Sciences
Date:5/1/2012

Harris Lewin has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), it was announced today. Lewin, an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and founding director of the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), was recognized for research he conducted during his 27 years at the University of Illinois. He is now vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Davis, where he earned his doctorate in 1984.

Lewin joins an august body of approximately 2,200 members and 420 foreign associates. Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished research achievements. Election to the National Academy is one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive.

"As a faculty colleague since his arrival on the Illinois campus 27 years ago I am absolutely delighted that Harris has been selected for this recognition," said Robert Easter, president-designate of the University of Illinois. "It is a wonderful honor for him and for the University of Illinois."

Lewin is widely known for his research in comparative mammalian genomics and immunogenetics.

"Harris has made fundamental contributions to biology," says Gene Robinson, professor of entomology, director of the IGB and also an NAS member, "and he always will be remembered on this campus for his visionary leadership in helping to establish and then direct the IGB."

"Harris's involvement in sequencing both the bovine and swine genomes has placed the University of Illinois in a unique position to be an international leader in functional genomics of these major food-producing animals," says Neal Merchen, head of the Department of Animal Sciences.

Lewin's research has advanced the understanding of mammalian chromosome evolution. He led research that showed that different parts of the genome have different evolutionary histories and that areas of the chromosome more prone to breakage are a rich source of genetic
'/>"/>

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Harris Corporations Highband Networking Radio Provides Mobile, Wideband Communications for Empire Challenge 2011
2. March of Dimes honors Dr. Gail Harrison for outstanding work in maternal-fetal nutrition
3. Harris Corporation Adds Broadband Satellite Data Mode to JTRS-Approved Falcon III(R) AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radio
4. Demmler-Harrison honored for devoted work with pediatric society
5. Professor known for work with hunter-gatherers elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
6. Scripps Research Institute Professor Gerald F. Joyce elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
7. Minneapolis Heart Institute selected to participate in Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network
8. UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering
9. EB Selected by Raptor ID To Develop the RaptorPAD and RaptorONE -- High-Tech Biometric Devices for Government Markets
10. Dr. Jennifer L. Howse elected to Institute of Medicine
11. 46 outstanding life scientists elected to EMBO membership
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) need a ... they often prove that necessity is truly the ... for M. Lorna De Leoz and Stephen Stein, ... glycomics. Glycomics is the study of the abundant, ... to proteins and lipids and influence cellular processes, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 3, 2014, Shenzhen, China Researchers from Salk ... for the first time evaluated the safety and ... and successfully developed a new method, TALEN-HDAdV, which ... pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC). This study published online ... important theoretical foundation for stem cell-based gene therapy. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... researchers, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for ... major step in understanding photosynthesis, the process by which ... in its atmosphere and which is therefore crucial for ... The researchers report the first direct visualization of a ... in which a specific protein complex, photosystem II, splits ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality 2A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action 2
... LA JOLLA, CA---- Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ... skin cells and turned them into induced pluripotent stem cells ... form any other cell or tissue in the body. ... Shinya Yamanaka at Kyoto University in Japan, and human iPSCs ...
... Calif.) It happens in military units, street gangs ... cultures, the rituals mark the transition from adolescence to ... given. With a long history of seemingly universal ... puzzle. Why have so many cultures incorporated it into ...
... market to treat leukemia reversed symptoms of colitis in lab ... the University of Alberta. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry ... journal, PLOS ONE . His team ... role in the development of colitis. When this gene quits ...
Cached Biology News:Induced pluripotent stem cells reveal differences between humans and great apes 2Induced pluripotent stem cells reveal differences between humans and great apes 3UCSB anthropologist examines the motivating factors behind hazing 2UAlberta medical researchers discover potential new treatment for colitis 2UAlberta medical researchers discover potential new treatment for colitis 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014  Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary ... new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to ... neurons and synapses using the flat surface of ... 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude more efficient, ... level across many areas of experimental biology. The ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Deep Knowledge Ventures ... Forum on ‘Commercialising Longevity Research’ and welcomed a ... the London Bioscience Innovation Center for the event, ... Aging Analytics Ltd. The meeting highlighted the need ... research for age-related disease, as well as the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Robert Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, ... announce the relaunch of his highly informative blog, now named ... “ What are Stem Cells ?” Dr. Harman’s purpose ... in the basics of stem cell therapy so that pet ... of treatment when considering regenerative medicine. , A veterinarian by ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  Franciscan ... use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside ... of healthcare leaders in embracing state-of-the-art patient ... effectively patients are breathing and can alert ... By measuring the amount of carbon dioxide ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 2DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 4DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 5DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 6Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 2Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 3Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Underscores Patient Safety Commitment Through Expanded Use of Capnography 2
... 5 DURECT Corporation,(Nasdaq: DRRX ) announced today ... 31, 2007. Total revenues were $6.6 million for the,three ... for the same,period in 2006. Net loss for the ... to a net loss of $9.8 million for the ...
... ST. LOUIS, Feb. 5 Monsanto Company,s ... global commercial,business, and Carl Casale, executive vice ... in separate presentations at two,conferences later this ... an update on the company,s,business performance and ...
... BEIJING and CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... Board: KWBT) reports,on a meeting between Kiwa ... and Dr.,Xiao-Dong Huang from the Department of ... the possibility of collaboration in research and,development ...
Cached Biology Technology:DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 2DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 3DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 4DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 5DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 6DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 7DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 8DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Results 9Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Discusses Cooperative Research With the University of Waterloo, Canada 2Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Discusses Cooperative Research With the University of Waterloo, Canada 3