NAS Elects Two from NIH
Two NIH scientists are among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Dr. Michael Gottesman is NIH deputy director for intramural research and Dr. Clare Waterman is distinguished investigator and director, Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Morphodynamics, Cell Biology and Physiology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Those elected May 1 bring the total number of active members to 2,382 and the total number of foreign associates to 484.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and—with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine—provides science, engineering and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.