Twenty scientists and engineers at the University of Washington are among the 38 new members elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2021, according to a July 15 announcement. New members were chosen for “their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement, and their willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.”
Julie Theriot, UW Biology Professor, the Benjamin D. Hall Endowed Chair in Basic Life Sciences, and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute joins the Washington State Academy of Sciences by virtue of her election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2021. Julie joins the WSAS “for advancing our physical understanding of cell motility and growth in animals and bacteria” and “for discovering how the pathogen Listeria uses actin polymerization to move inside human cells, how crawling animal cells coordinate actomyosin dynamics and the mechanical basis of size control and daughter cell separation in bacteria.”
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