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New Royal Society Head Is Geneticist, Nobel Prize Winner, and Above All Nurse
23 April 2010 11:20 am
Nobel prize-winning biologist Paul Nurse is stepping down as president of Rockefeller University in New York City to become president of the Royal Society in London, the U.K.'s equivalent of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. The society announced today that its council has nominated Nurse, 61, to succeed astrophysicist Martin Rees, who ends his 5-year term in November. The society's fellows must still vote on the nomination.
Nurse is a British geneticist and cell biologist who shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for studies of the cell cycle. He has headed Rockefeller since 2003, after serving as CEO of Cancer Research UK. Nurse returns to the United Kingdom at the end of this year. He will still maintain his yeast genetics and cell biology lab at Rockefeller.