Congratulations to the NAI Fellows inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame class of 2023

January 17 09:30 2023
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The National Academy of Inventors is proud to congratulate these fellows on their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame class of 2023! Dr. Paul R Sanberg, President of the National Academy of Inventors, noted, “Induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame–like NAI a proud partner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office–is a prestigious honor.  We are delighted that seven of our most distinguished Fellows of the Academy have been selected this year.”

Rodolphe Barrangou | North Carolina State University | CRISPR-enhanced Food Products

Rory Cooper | University of Pittsburgh | Wheelchair Technology

Jennifer Doudna | University of California, Berkeley | CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing

Katalin Kariko | University of Pennsylvania | Modified mRNA Technology Used in COVID-19 Vaccines

Luis von Ahn | Carnegie Mellon University | reCAPTCHA

Drew Weissman | University of Pennsylvania | Modified mRNA Technology Used in COVID-19 Vaccines

Historical Inductee

Roger Tsien | University of California, San Diego | Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Variants

The National Academy of Inventors® is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide.

The NAI publishes the multidisciplinary journal Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors®.

Membership with the NAI is available through local university and non-profit research institute chapters only. To join your university or non-profit research institute’s chapter, you must be a member of your institution’s academic community (includes faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates) and have a patent issued from the USPTO.

Universities and non-profit research institutes are invited to Establish a Local Chapter of the NAI, to recognize and encourage their community of inventors.

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