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Nobel laureates to speak at NAS Annual Meeting April 26

During the 147th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, six NAS members who have won a Nobel Prize in their fields, five in 2009, will participate in a roundtable discussion about their award-winning work as well as their family background, early education, and the factors that led them to pursue a career in science. The audience will include scientists, students from local high schools, and general public.

DETAILS: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cherry Blossom Ballroom at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md. Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance with Maureen O'Leary in the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail Additional public events to be held at the annual meeting can be found at


  • STANLEY PRUSINER (moderator), professor of neurology and director, Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco
  • ELIZABETH BLACKBURN, Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology and Physiology, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
  • CAROL W. GREIDER, Daniel Nathans Professor and director, department of molecular biology and genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • ELINOR OSTROM, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Sciences, Indiana University
  • THOMAS A. STEITZ, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Sterling Professor, department of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, Yale University
  • JACK SZOSTAK, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Contact: Maureen O'Leary
National Academy of Sciences

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