Charles Gersbach, PhD, associate professor of surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and cell biology, and Duke Cancer Institute member, has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) class of 2022.
The NAI is a professional organization that was founded in 2010 to recognize and promote the contributions of inventors to society. The NAI is made up of over 4,000 members, including leading academic inventors from around the world, who have been recognized for their contributions to technology, innovation and creativity.
Gersbach’s research focuses on developing innovative methods in molecular and genetic engineering for applications in regenerative medicine, treating genetic disease, and better understanding fundamental biological processes.
Gersbach and two other Duke scientists (Warren Grill, PhD, and Matthew Becker, PhD) are among 169 new fellows this year and join 20 other Duke University faculty who have been recognized by the 12-year-old organization since 2014. (Eleven of the 20 are DCI members. See sidebar)
Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Duke Cancer Institute members who are also Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors include:
- Amanda Randles, PhD (2021)
- Donald McDonnell, PhD (2020)
- Kathryn R Nightingale, PhD (2019)
- Sally Kornbluth, PhD (2018) —now at MIT
- Bruce Sullenger, PhD (2018)
- Nirmala (Nimmi) Ramanjuam, PhD (2017)
- Tuan Vo-Dinh, PhD (2017)
- *Paul Modrich, PhD (2016) —now Emeritus
- *Robert Lefkowitz, MD (2015)
- Barton F. Haynes, MD (2015)
- Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD (2014)
*Nobel Prize Winners