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The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its new class of members today, including two Rockefeller University and one Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center researchers. Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne is currently the Rockefeller University President, Carson Family Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Brain Development. Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a Marilyn M. Simpson Professor. Dr. Scott Lowe is the Chair of Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center. They will be inducted at a ceremony in October at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots to provide a forum for a select group of scholars, members of the learned professions and government and business leaders to work together on behalf of the democratic interests of the new nation.
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