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United States Recognizes Leading Scottish Scientist for Disease Research
Date:4/22/2009

l as its efforts to foster an environment where scientific innovation can thrive," said Sir Philip. "I am deeply honored by this distinction, especially as a scientist outside of the U.S."

Since being appointed to a Lectureship in Dundee in October 1971, Sir Philip was elected a Fellow of both The Royal Society of London and The Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1984, was knighted by the Queen in 1998 and has received honorary doctorates from five Universities. He was the world's second most cited scientist from 1993-2003 in the field of Biology and Biochemistry and has been instrumental in attracting a range of companies and world-class scientists to the University of Dundee.

There are currently just over 2,000 active NAS members. Among the NAS's renowned members are Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright, and Alexander Graham Bell. Over 180 living Academy members have won Nobel Prizes.

About The National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furthering science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. For more information, or for the full list of newly elected members, visit http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer.


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