Members include UC San Diego neurosciences professor, UCSF neurology professor.
Thirteen University of California faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2012. Additionally, a foreign associate was named from UC Berkeley. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a U.S. scientist.
New members, by campus, include:
- John F. Hartwig, professor of chemistry and Henry Rapoport Chair in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
- Mary Power, professor, Department of Integrative Biology
- Bernard Sadoulet, professor, Department of Physics
- Harris A. Lewin, vice chancellor for research and Robert and Rosabel Osborne Endowed Chair in Evolution and Ecology
- Sabeeha Merchant, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Natasha V. Raikhel, Distinguished Professor of Plant Cell Biology and director, Center for Plant Cell Biology, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
- Roberto Malinow, professor, Department of Neuroscience
- Ruth J. Williams, Charles Lee Powell Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics
- William R. Young, professor of physical oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Louis J. Ptáček, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and John C. Coleman Distinguished Professorship in Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Napoleon A. Chagnon, professor emeritus, Department of Anthropology
- Matthew P. Fisher, professor, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics and Department of Physics
- John B. Bell, senior staff scientist and group leader, Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering
John Clarke, professor, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley, (United Kingdom) was named a foreign associate to the academy.
This year’s class brings UC faculty membership in the academy to 258.