October 11, 2002

Waterman appointed to three-year term on U.S. committee

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Dr. David Miller and colleagues have cloned and characterized the unc-4 gene and the protein it encodes. UNC-4 is a transcription factor that works in the cell nucleus to turn other genes "off." (photo by Neil Brake)

Michael R. Waterman, Ph.D., Natalie Overall Warren Distinguished Chair and Professor of Biochemistry, has been appointed to a three-year term on the U.S. National Committee of the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB).

The purpose of the U.S. National Committee is to promote the advancement of the sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology in the United States and throughout the world and to effect appropriate U.S. participation in the IUBMB. New activities and initiatives of the U.S. National Committee and the IUBMB include using modern telecommunications networks to improve information flow between researchers in different parts of the world; improving public understanding of science through visiting lecture programs; and fostering opportunities for young scientists to become engaged in collaborative research. Waterman was appointed to the committee by Richard E. Bissel, executive director of the Office of Policy and Global Affairs at the National Academies.