June 2011

Member Update

ASBMB members receive academy honors

 This past spring, seven American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and 11 were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Arthur L. Beaudet, Brian K. Kobilka, Lynne E. Maquat, Carl F. Nathan, Athanasios Theologis and Stephen T. Warren were honored with election to the NAS, and Alberto R. Kornblihtt and Shinya Yamanaka were named foreign associates. They are among the Academy’s 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. 

Chi Dang, Raymond Deshaies, Vishva Dixit, Maxwell Gottesman, Richard Morimoto, Martine Roussel, David Russell, Eric Selker, Kevan Shokat, Wesley Sundquist and Marvin Wickens were among the 212 new members who joined the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Arthur L. Beaudet is the Henry and Emma Meyer professor and chair in the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.

Chi Dang is the Johns Hopkins family professor in oncology research as well as a professor of medicine, cell biology, oncology and pathology and vice dean for research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

• Raymond Deshaies is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology.

• Vishva Dixit is vice president of physiological chemistry at Genentech.

• Maxwell Gottesman is the Revson professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and microbiology and immunology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

• Brian K. Kobilka is a professor in the departments of molecular and cellular physiology and medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

 Alberto R. Kornblihtt is a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Buenos Aires.

• Lynne E. Maquat is the J. Lowell Orbison chair and professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

• Richard Morimoto is a professor in the department of molecular biosciences at Northwestern University.

• Carl F. Nathan is chairman of the department of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

• Martine Roussel holds an endowed chair in molecular oncogenesis. She also is co-chair of the Cancer Center Signal Transduction Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and full professor in the department of molecular sciences at The University of Tennessee.

 David Russell is the Eugene McDermott distinguished chair in molecular genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

• Eric Selker is a professor of biology at the University of Oregon Institute of Molecular Biology.

• Kevan Shokat is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor and chair in the department of cellular and molecular pharmacology at University of California, San Francisco, as well as a professor in the department of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

• Wesley Sundquist is a professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah.

• Athanasios Theologis is an emeritus adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

• Stephen T. Warren is the William Patterson Timmie professor and chair in the department of human genetics at the Emory University School of Medicine.

• Marvin Wickens is the Max Perutz professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

• Shinya Yamanaka is a senior investigator and L.K. Whittier Foundation investigator in stem cell biology at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, University of California, San Francisco.

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Many thanks for reporting the 2010 Rosalind Kornfeld Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology. It is greatly appreciated! I am afraid that you guys got the year wrong (2010, not 2009) but that is a minor error - not to worry. Kind regards Harry Schachter

 

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