Horvitz Elected to
Royal Society

Photograph of Michael Rosbash

H. Robert Horvitz

In May 2009, HHMI investigator H. Robert Horvitz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was elected to the Royal Society—the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth—as a foreign member.

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Seven HHMI Investigators Join Institute of Medicine

A total of seven HHMI investigators were elected to the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine in October 2008.

The investigators are Harry C. Dietz III, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Arthur L. Horwich, Yale School of Medicine; John W. Kappler, National Jewish Health; Philippa Marrack, National Jewish Health; David C. Page, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Charles L. Sawyers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Terrence J. Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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Nine Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Seven HHMI investigators, one Janelia Farm Research Campus group leader, and one member of HHMI’s scientific review board were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April 2009.

The investigators are David A. Agard, University of California, San Francisco; David Baker, University of Washington; G. Vann Bennett, Duke University Medical Center; Mario R. Capecchi, University of Utah; Sean B. Carroll, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Mark A. Krasnow, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Wayne M. Yokoyama, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The Janelia Farm group leader is James W. Truman, and the scientific review board member is W. James Nelson of Stanford University.

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American Philosophical Society Elects Four

HHMI President Robert Tjian; HHMI Trustee Alison F. Richard, vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge; HHMI investigator Craig C. Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and HHMI medical advisory board member Rowena G. Matthews of the University of Michigan were elected to the American Philosophical Society.

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Photo credit: Horvitz: Paul Fetters