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Six Berkeley scientists named 2003 AAAS fellows
Honored for work in a variety of fields, they will receive a blue-and-gold rosette, along with 342 other new fellows

05 November 2003

Six campus scientists were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science last week, bringing to 170 the total number of Berkeley faculty elected since 1982.

Election as a fellow of AAAS, the world’s largest general federation of scientists and the publisher of the journal Science, is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. It was accorded this year to 348 members across the country. The new fellows from Berkeley are these:

• Thomas Alber, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and member of the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, for contributions to the fields of biochemistry and crystallography, particularly for genetic analyses of protein interactions.
• Douglas Clark, professor of chemical engineering and associate faculty scientist in the Applied Science Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, for research, educational, and technological contributions to enzyme technology and biocatalysis, cultivation and physiology of extremophiles, and metabolic engineering of mammalian cells.
• Thomas Cline, professor of genetics and development in molecular and cell biology, for fundamental studies of sex determination in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, particularly for work on the master regulatory switch gene, sex-lethal.
• Paul Ludden, professor and dean of the College of Natural Resources, for research elucidating regulation of nitrogenase activity, biosynthesis of the iron-molybdenum co-factor of nitrogenase, and mechanisms of carbon monoxide metabolism in microorganisms.
• David Raulet, Choh Hao Li Professor of Immunology in molecular and cell biology, for work on lymphocyte biology, particularly for studies of lymphocyte development and receptor-mediated recognition of pathogens and cancer cells by T- and natural killer cells.
• Jasper Rine, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Genetics and Development in molecular and cell biology, for fundamental work on gene regulation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, particularly for studies relating origins of DNA replication to the establishment of domains with different translational states.

The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, Feb. 14, during the 2004 annual meeting of AAAS in Seattle, Wash.