Four Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)-affiliated researchers were elected members to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this week. The four make up a class of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates this year from 14 different countries. The election recognizes their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The NAS membership is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. This year the elected are:
Robert Glaeser, a Berkeley Lab senior scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) division and a leading authority on electron crystallography. He is also a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of molecular and cell biology.
Krishna Niyogi, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; is a biologist faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s MBIB division. He is also a professor in the department of plant and microbial biology at UC Berkeley.
Susan Marqusee is director of QB3–Berkeley (California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences), and also a biologist faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s MBIB division. She is also the Eveland Warren Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology, in the department of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley.
Peidong Yang is a chemist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and with the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. He is also the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry in the department of chemistry at UC Berkeley.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
To read the NAS announcement, go here.