05 Dec National Academies induct five UW researchers
Madison, Wis. – Five University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty have won a distinct honor for their research accomplishments: induction into the National Academies.
Election to the National Academies – comprised of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council – is considered one of the highest honors accorded to an American scientist, engineer, or scholar.
UW-Madison faculty recognized in 2006 include:
Richard Amasino, a professor of biochemistry, who has found genes that regulate when a plant flowers in response to seasonal cues.
Mary Anderson, a professor of geology and geophysics, who is recognized for her design and application of mathematical simulations that help predict how water moves beneath the earth’s surface.
R. Alta Charo, a professor of law and bioethics, who also was admitted to the Institute of Medicine in October for her scholarship in public policy on biotechnology, stem cells, cloning, and reproductive technologies.
Barry Ganetzky, a professor of genetics, who is best known for his studies of how cells generate and propagate electrical impulses in the nervous system. His work has contributed to the understanding of human neurological disorders, drug discovery, and insecticide development.
John Kutzbach, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, who has validated key computer models used to study past and future climate changes.
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