Stephen K. Burley, University Professor and Henry Rutgers Chair, has been named Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA), a distinction awarded to members by their peers for demonstrating a high level of excellence in scientific research, teaching, service, leadership and personal engagement in the broader world of crystallography and science
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.
Rutgers University Molecular Imaging Center (RUMIC) director Edward Yurkow, PhD, received a $75,000 grant from the Irving and Doris Gamow Stem Cell Research Foundation (Gamow Foundation) to help unlock further understanding of the human eye and the effects adult stem cells may have in the treatment of specific conditions. Yurkow’s research is entitled Evaluating the Effects of Human Placental Extract on Corneal Damage in a Three-dimensional Human Corneal Culture System: Optimization of Tissue Damage Methods & Culture Conditions.
Two Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year, an honor awarded to AAAS members by their peers. They join 441 other AAAS members named new fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
A milestone patent for a rapid, automated test for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and Rifampicin-resistant M. tuberculosis invented by two Rutgers University researchers received the 2019 Edison Patent Award from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.
Three Rutgers professors – Jinglin Fu from Rutgers–Camden, Jessica Ware from Rutgers–Newark, and Saman Zonouz of Rutgers–New Brunswick – have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government.