NIH’ers Among National Academy of Sciences Electees
The National Academy of Sciences announced on May 3 the election of 120 members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. These elections bring the total number of active members to 2,512.
The new electees at NIH are:
- Dr. Barney Graham, former investigator and chief, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory; and former deputy director and consultant, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID
- Dr. Michael Lichten, research microbiologist and senior investigator; head, microbial genetics and biochemistry section; and deputy chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI
- Dr. Deborah Morrison, senior investigator; head, cellular growth mechanisms section, Center for Cancer Research; and chief, Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Signaling, NCI Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center
- Dr. Julie Segre, senior investigator, microbial genomics section, NHGRI
NAS is a private, nonprofit institution 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.