April 28, 2009

Election to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors that can be earned by a U.S. scientist.  In recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original biomedical research, 19 members of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation circle were inducted this April:

DAMON RUNYON FELLOWS
Neal G. Copeland, PhD (Fellow ‘77 and Former Sponsor) Executive Director, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, Singapore
Jay C. Dunlap, PhD (Fellow ‘80-‘82) Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover
Juli Feigon, PhD (Fellow ‘82-‘85) Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-Los Angeles
Baldomero M. Olivera, PhD (Fellow ‘66) Distinquished Professor, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

DAMON RUNYON COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Marian B. Carlson, PhD (Fellowship Award Committee Member ‘92-‘96) Professor, Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York
Ralph R. Isberg, PhD (Fellowship Award Committee Member ‘00-‘03) Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University Medical School, Boston
Tyler Jacks, PhD (Current Fellowship Award Committee Member and Current Sponsor) Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Kevan M. Shokat, PhD (Current Innovation Award Committee Member and Scholar Panelist ‘05) Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco

DAMON RUNYON FELLOWSHIP SPONSORS
Rafi Ahmed, PhD
, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
Sarah C. Hake, PhD
, Adjunct Professor, Plant Gene Expression Center, University of California, Berkeley
Douglas Hanahan, PhD
, Professor of Biochemistry, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco
Rakesh K. Jain, PhD
, Professor and Director, Edwin L. Steele Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Mu-ming Poo, PhD
, Paul Licht Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
G. Shirleen Roeder, PhD
, Professor of Biology, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven
John W. Sedat, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, University of California, San Francisco
Eric Siggia, PhD, Professor, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York
Paul W. Sternberg, PhD, Professor of Biology, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD, Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
S. Lawrence Zipursky, PhD
, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

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