Plant and Agri. Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences!

C. S. Prakash prakash at Tusk.Edu
Fri Apr 30 09:49:49 EST 1999

There are Seven agricultural and plant scientists among the 60 chosen for
the prestigious National Acadecmy of Sciences (USA) Membership this year.
Congratulations to all the great honor well deserved!

- Prakash
Date: April 27, 1999
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60 New Members Chosen by Academy

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election
of 60 new members and 15 foreign associates from 10 countries in
recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 136th
annual meeting of the Academy. Election to membership in the Academy is
considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist
or engineer. Those elected today bring the total number of active members
to 1,825.

Foreign associates are non-voting members of the Academy, with citizenship
outside the United States. Today's election brings the total number of
foreign associates to 313.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists
and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the
general welfare. The Academy was established in 1863 by a congressional act
of incorporation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, that calls on the Academy to
act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any
matter of science or technology.

Additional information about the institution is available on the Internet
at <>. A full directory of NAS members can be found online at
Among the , newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of
election are:

CHORY, Joanne; associate investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and
professor, plant biology laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
La Jolla, Calif.

HAMMOCK, Bruce D.; professor of entomology and environmental toxicology,
University of California, Davis

LINDOW, Steven E.; professor, department of plant and microbial biology,
University of California, Berkeley

PHILLIPS, Tom L.; professor of plant biology and professor of geology,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

SCHAAL, Barbara A.; professor of biology and of genetics, Washington
University, St. Louis

WOMACK, James E.; coordinator, cattle genome research program, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, and W.P. Luse Professor, Texas A&M University,
College Station

MACROBBIE, Enid; professor of plant biophysics, department of plant
sciences, University of Cambridge (U.K.) (Foregin Associated)

C. S. Prakash
Tuskegee University
Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA

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