Carolyn Bertozzi elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Chemistry professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the nation's highest honors.
Bertozzi, who is also is well-known for her innovative work in cell glycosylation is also a professor in molecular and cell biology, an HHMI investigator, Director of Biological Nanostructures, Molecular Foundry and Department Head of the Chemical Biology Department at LBNL. Bertozzi’s research in the fields of glycochemistry and biological nanostructures is the cover story in the Winter 2005 issue of HHMI Bulletin.
Election to the NAS recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research and is one of the most prestigious honors for an American scientist. The NAS is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. Established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, its charter calls on the academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.