Bruce Alberts appointed as new editor-in-chief of Science

NCSE congratulates Bruce Alberts of the University of California, San Francisco, on his appointment as editor-in-chief of Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He succeeds Donald Kennedy, who served as editor-in-chief since 2000. According to a December 21, 2007, report (subscription required) in Science:

Alberts, 69, earned a doctorate from Harvard University in 1965, spent 10 years on the faculty of Princeton University, and moved to UCSF in 1976. He has published more than 150 research papers and is one of the original authors of a leading textbook, Molecular Biology of the Cell. He served two terms as president of the National Academy of Sciences, from 1993 to 2005. Then he returned to UCSF to continue working on issues he emphasized during his tenure at the academies: internationalizing science -- especially building links to scientists in the developing world and strengthening scientific infrastructures -- and improving science education.

A Supporter of NCSE, Alberts received its Friend of Darwin award in 2004, in recognition of his support of and advocacy for the integrity of science education while at the National Academy of Science, when it published both Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science (1998) and the second edition of Science and Creationism (1999).

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