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Dill elected to National Academy of Sciences
By UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff / Thu May 1, 2008
Ken Dill, PhD, professor and associate dean of research in the UCSF School of Pharmacy and international expert on theoretical approaches to determining how protein molecules fold, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). With this announcement, made by the Academy on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Dill becomes the second NAS member of the School. "This election speaks to Ken's brilliance as a scientist," remarked Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the School.
Not only is his work superior, his advocacy for science funding is tireless, she added. "Ken believes that the wellsprings for advances in drug discovery and development are to be found in the deepest reaches of academic basic science research. He fights for increased federal science funding for others because he believes in the promise of unfettered discovery."
Dill joins School of Pharmacy faculty member Jim Wells, PhD as a member of the NAS. With Dill's election, UCSF now counts 32 current members of the Academy.
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