Medical geneticist Philip Andrew Hieter and evolutionary biologist Dolph Schluter of UBC were among 220 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Hieter, a professor in the Dept. of Medical Genetics, studies the molecular genetics of proteins that are required for proper transmission of chromosomes during cell division, with the goal of relating his work in yeast to human cancer. For more information, visit http://med.ubc.ca/philip-hieter-elected-to-the-american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences/
Schluter, professor and Canada Research Chair in the Dept. of Zoology, focuses his research on adaptive radiation, the evolution of ecological diversity in groups of organisms that are multiplying rapidly. He is the fifth UBC science researcher to be named to the Academy. Mathematician Donald Ludwig, evolutionary biologist Loren Rieseberg, physicist William Unruh, and physicist and educator Carl Wieman, are all members. For more information, visit http://science.ubc.ca/news/614
The class of 2012 will be inducted at a ceremony on October 6 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Academy’s current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.