1996 LSRF alumni Dr. Brenda A. Schulman is one of 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Dr. Schulman is an Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and member and co-director, Cancer Genetics, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. She works on the mechanisms underlying protein modification by the family of ubiquitin-related proteins and additional information about her work may be found on the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Howard Hughes Medical Institute websites.
Peer Review Committee member R. Scott Poethig, the Patricia M. Williams Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania was also elected to NAS membership. Dr. Poethig has served on the LSRF peer review committee since 1986. His work focuses on the mechanisms of the juvenile-to-adult transition in plants, also known as vegetative phase change. Additional information about Dr. Poethig's research is available on his website.