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Five UCSF Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Date:5/4/2009

Five UCSF faculty scientists are among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries elected recently to the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy has announced.

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) May 4, 2009 -- Five UCSF faculty scientists are among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries elected recently to the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy has announced.

Their election, announced on April 28, brings to 36 the current number of current Academy members at UCSF. Seventeen members were elected from all of the University of California campuses.

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors an American scientist can receive. The scientists were elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The new UCSF members are:

  • Douglas Hanahan, PhD, an American Cancer Society Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and member, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • John Sedat, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics
  • Kevan Shokat, PhD, professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
  • Michael Stryker, PhD, William F. Ganong Endowed Chair in Physiology
  • Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD, professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

Hanahan, a leader in the development of genetically engineered mouse models of human cancers, is working to elucidate the mechanisms o
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