The Best of the Best
Our faculty members have garnered the highest honors: the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur “Genius Grant," the Grammy Award, the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and top international prizes such as the Abel Prize (mathematics) and the Wolf Prize in Agriculture.
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.
Rutgers Professor Gregory W. Moore, a renowned physicist who seeks a unified understanding of the basic forces and fundamental particles in the universe, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
Michelle Stephens is steering the work of a new institute that will bring together scholars to use humanistic theories, methods and approaches to study global issues of race and social justice.
David Alland and Soumitesh Chakavorty from New Jersey Medical School were recognized for developing a rapid automated tuberculosis test that shortens the time it takes to get a diagnosis from seven weeks to two hours.
Teresa Wood from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Thomas Leustek from Rutgers–New Brunswick join 441 other AAAS members named new fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Saman Zonouz, Rutgers–New Brunswick; Jessica Ware, Rutgers–Newark; and Jinglin Fu, Rutgers–Camden receive the highest honor given in the United States to early scientists and engineers.
The director of Rutgers Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine was honored for his work on gut bacteria and the global consequences of antibiotic overuse.
Gabriel Kotliar, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences, and Masayori Inouye, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, are among 100 new members nationwide.
Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is working on an environmental history of the Vietnam War examining how nature shaped military strategy. Melissa Cooper, a Rutgers–Newark history professor, is working on a new book that will examine the ideas that shaped interpretations of black suffering in South Carolina’s Low Country from the 1920s to the 1970s.
David Vanderbilt, a Board of Governors Professor of Physics at Rutgers–New Brunswick, joins more than 200 eminent individuals elected to the academy this year as a result of their achievements in academia, business, government, and public affairs.