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Salk Institute molecular biologist Inder M. Verma named PNAS editor-in-chief

Inder Verma

Inder M. Verma

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the appointment of Inder M. Verma, Ph.D., as editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the official NAS journal. He formally assumed the editorship on November 1.

An American Cancer Society Professor of molecular biology in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute, Verma was elected to the NAS in 1997 and has served on the editorial board of PNAS since 2001.

"Dr. Inder Verma is known worldwide for his scientific creativity and for his conscientiousness and fair-mindedness," said Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences. "He is the ideal person to lead PNAS, an already premier science journal that continues to improve."