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Dr. Dan Gottschling, a cell biologist in the Hutchinson Center's Basic Sciences Division, is among 24 new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
The Washington Academy selects members by virtue of their election into one or more of the three National Academies—the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.
Gottschling, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, studies yeast cells for clues to the molecular underpinnings of life—clues that he hopes will have parallels in humans. He is the eighth Center researcher to be elected to NAS. In addition to Gottschling, NAS members from the Center actively involved in the Washington Academy include Drs. Robert Eisenman, Mark Groudine, Lee Hartwell and Ross Prentice.
The Academy provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making and work to increase the role and visibility of science in the state.
Induction during annual meeting
Induction of new members will take place Sept. 22 during the Academy’s fourth annual meeting at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The induction will bring the total number of NAS members active in the Academy to 154.
Additional information about the Academy and its members is available online.