Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD, a professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in the School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Jinks-Robertson is also co-vice chair of the department and director of the cell and molecular biology program at Duke. Her research focuses on the regulation of genetic stability and primarily uses budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as a model genetic system.
Another Duke researcher, Susan Alberts, PhD, Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology, was also elected to the academy this year, bringing the total number of active members to 2,347 and the total number of foreign associates to 487. The Academy reported that a historic number of women were elected this year.
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