72 new members chosen by academy

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 12 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 144th annual meeting of the Academy. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,025. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States. Today's election brings the total number of foreign associates to 387.

Newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of election are:

ACUA, Mario H.; senior astrophysicist and project scientist, International Solar Terrestrial Physics Program, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

AGARD, David A.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

AMBROS, Victor R.; professor of genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.

ANDERSON, David J.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Roger W. Sperry Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

ATWATER, Brian F.; geologist, western earthquake hazards team, U.S. Geological Survey, and affiliate professor, department of earth and space sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

AWSCHALOM, David D.; professor of physics and of electrical and computer engineering, department of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

BAKER, Tania A.; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and E.C. Whitehead Professor Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

BAWENDI, Moungi G.; professor of chemistry and Keck Professor of Energy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

BELL, C. Gordon; senior researcher, Microsoft Bay Area Research

Contact: Maureen O'Leary
The National Academies

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