Three Yale alumni were among 65 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine in October. They are John D. Baxter, M.D. ’66, professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and Diabetes Center, University of California, San Francisco; Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., HS ’75, chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology and deputy director of the division of basic sciences and Center for Cancer Research, at the National Cancer Institute; and Shelley E. Taylor, Ph.D. ’72, professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Baxter uses the tools of structural and molecular biology to determine the workings of nuclear receptors in health and disease and to design ligands with selective actions on nuclear receptors. Lowy studies the molecular biology of tumor viruses, oncogenes and tumor genes. Taylor’s research explores the interaction of biology and behavior as they affect mental and physical health.