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Stanford Report, May 23, 2001
Levitt elected fellow of the Royal Society

Michael Levitt, professor of structural biology, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society, an independent academy founded in the United Kingdom in 1660 to promote the natural and applied sciences. Levitt was distinguished "for his highly original work in structural molecular biology," a field focusing on protein folding and the computational analysis of structures. Levitt discovered the four classes of protein folds, introduced automated secondary structure identification and explained how the structural segments pack.