Robert K. Adair has been appointed associate director for high energy and nuclear physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Adair was previously associated with Brookhaven as a graduate student in 1949 and as a researcher for the department of physics from 1953 to 1959. Since that time, he has been a professor of physics at Yale University.

Peter H. Quail of the University of Wisconsin will head the first research team appointed to the Plant Gene Expression Center in Albany, Calif. The new center was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of California. Also joining the staff are Barbara J. Baker of the Max Planck Institute in West Germany, Michael E. Fromm of Stanford University, Athanasios Theologis of the Washington University School of Medicine, Sheila M. McCormick of Monsanto in St. Louis, and David W. Ow and Sarah C. Hake, both of the University of California.


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