Maria Laura ‘Marila’ Gennaro, a professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a professor of epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow, which is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
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.
A drone that can fly, float, swim, dive, and transition between air and water in less than a second. Technology that can change the genetic code at the individual base level in a cell or an organism. These two innovations, both invented at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, received 2022 Edison Patent Awards at the Research & Development Council of New Jersey annual banquet on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Rutgers professor Spencer Knapp, PhD, has been named a 2022 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow, joining 44 other higher education and industry luminaries from around the world. The ACS Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the Society.
Distinguished Professor Debashish Bhattacharya in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers–New Brunswick School of Environmental and Biological Sciences was awarded the 2022 Miescher-Ishida Prize by the International Society of Endocytobiology (ISE) and the University of Tübingen, Germany.
Rutgers University–Newark professor and researcher, Salamishah Tillet, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture.
A world-renowned dogwood tree developed at Rutgers University has been named a Gold Medal Plant by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society.