A novel medical device that works as an absorbable implant for meniscal reconstruction, invented by researchers at Rutgers, received the 2021 Thomas Edison Patent Award in the Biotechnology category. The tissue-engineered implant treats meniscal tears to lessen or even entirely rid the need for a total knee replacement surgery.
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.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service has selected Rutgers University as a recipient of its 2021 Honored Institution Awards for 125 years of service and providing outstanding weather service to the nation.
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.
As a result of her work and interests, Rutgers Psychology professor Elizabeth B. Torres was recently named a fellow in the IAspire Leadership Academy, a national program, which provides professional development for researchers from underrepresented groups to succeed in senior leadership roles.
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.
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