President Jonathan Holloway and Prabhas Moghe, executive vice president for academic affairs, recently announced the recipients of the Universitywide Faculty Awards for 2020-21. The awards recognize the excellence of educators at Rutgers in every stage of their careers for the work they do guiding the intellectual development of students, for their exceptional research accomplishments and for the difference they make in the community.
Internationally renowned Rutgers University scientist and former director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Joachim Messing, was posthumously honored as this year’s recipient of the Science and Technology Medal from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey for his groundbreaking work in shotgun DNA sequencing.
Jason H. Yang, PhD, chancellor scholar and assistant professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), has been awarded the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award.
The origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants changed our planet by providing a major source of oxygen and supporting many ecosystems, due to their primary production, of fixed carbon (sugars and lipids). Understanding how this critical process happened will help us potentially engineer it in synthetic systems as well as to improve crop production.
Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing and the associate director of the Price Institute at Rutgers University-Newark, has joined the class of 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellows.
Rutgers professor David Greenberg named Cullman Fellow and awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to research for book on the late civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis.
Martin J. Blaser has been awarded the 2020 Prize Medal by the Microbiology Society of Great Britain in recognition of his study of the microbiome and its interactions within the human body that provide protection against and lead to disease.