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Two Rockefeller scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 72 new members this morning, including two Rockefeller University scientists:

C. David Allis, Ph.D., Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, and

Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor and head of the Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease at Rockefeller University.

Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. The election of Allis and Rice brings the total number of Rockefeller University scientists who are members or foreign associates of the Academy to 32.

For a list of all new Academy members, please go to