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Five UCSF faculty scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences

Five faculty scientists at UCSF have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors for an American scientist. The new elections bring to 30 the number of UCSF faculty who are members of the Academy.

The new UCSF members are: Cornelia I. Bargmann, PhD, professor and vice chair of anatomy and an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UCSF; John D. Baxter, MD, professor of medicine in the UCSF Diabetes Center; Cynthia J. Kenyon, PhD, the Herbert Boyer Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology Aging; Robert M. Stroud, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics and of pharmaceutical chemistry; and Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD, Ephraim P. Engleman Distinguished Professor in Rheumatology, chief of the division of rheumatology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UCSF

All five have appointments in the UCSF School of Medicine. Stroud also has an appointment in the School of Pharmacy.

The new members were elected to the prestigious Academy for their "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research."

Cornelia Bargmann studies how genetics and development of the nervous system contribute to specific behaviors. Focusing on olfaction, or the sense of smell in the tiny nematode known as C. elegans, her research has clarified the specific neurons and the specific mechanisms within these neurons that allow the worm to discriminate between different odors in its environment. She has also examined the genetic regulation of social behavior in the worms, and recently identified for the first time a molecule that directs neurons to form connections with each other during an animal's early development creating synapses essential to all behavior.

John Baxter is an expert on the endocrine system and metabolism. In 1979, he cloned the gene for human growth hormone, which later was only the second geneti
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Contact: Wallace Ravven
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1-May-2003


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