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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                             (Oslo, Norway)
For Immediate Release                                   November 1, 1999


The President today announced his intent to nominate Michael G. Rossmann and Daniel Simberloff to serve as members of the National Science Board.

Dr. Michael G. Rossmann, has been a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana since 1964. In 1967, Dr. Rossmann was promoted to Full Professor and, in 1977, he was named Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences. Dr. Rossmann is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the British Royal Society. Dr. Rossmann's role in Structural Biology is recognized globally as are his many contributions in the life sciences. Dr. Rossmann received his B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics and his M.S. in Physics from the University of London and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Daniel Simberloff of Knoxville, Tennessee has been serving as the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Simberloff has served at Florida State University in several capacities; from 1986 to 1997, he served as a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor; from 1978 to 1997, Professor; from 1973 to 1978, as Associate Professor; from 1968 to 1973, he served an Assistant Professor. Dr. Simberloff has served on the editorial boards for numerous scientific journals. These currently include The American Naturalist (from 1998), the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (from 1997), Ecologie (from 1994), Oecologia (from 1993), BioScience (from 1994), and Biological Invasions (from 1999). He is also and editor for Biodiversity and Conservation. Dr. Simberloff received his A.B. in Biology and his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard.

The National Science Board (NSB) was established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1863). In accordance with the Act, the NSB shall establish the policies of the Foundation within the framework of applicable policies as set forth by the President and Congress.