AACR Congratulates Newest National Academy of Sciences Members


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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) congratulates its 10 members who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The Academy elected a total of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries this year.

The following AACR members were elected to the NAS:

  • Anton Berns, PhD, FAACR, Principal Investigator, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • Helen M. Blau, PhD, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • Myles A. Brown, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Director, Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
  • Raymond J. Deshaies, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Professor, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Peter A. Jones, PhD, FAACR, Research Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Duke Cancer Institute; Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Kenneth W. Kinzler, PhD, FAACR, Professor of Oncology; Co-Director, The Ludwig Center, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Hidde L. Ploegh, PhD, Professor of Biology and Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • Gabriel A. Rabinovich, PhD, Professor of Immunotherapy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor of Biology and member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. ■


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