The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 63 of the world’s best emerging academic inventors to its 2021 class of Senior Members. Three of those honorees are McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members (pictured top to bottom):
- Bryan Brown, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering with secondary appointments in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh
- Michael Lotze, MD, Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh; Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Kacey Marra, PhD, Professor, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Bioengineering, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists, and administrators from NAI Member Institutions who have demonstrated remarkable innovation producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. They also have growing success in patents, licensing, and commercialization.
Drs. Brown, Lotze, and Marra are invited to attend the NAI 10th Annual Meeting on October 31 – November 3, 2021, where they will be recognized as newly elected NAI Senior Members. The event will take place at the JW Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Florida.
The NAI’s mission is to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate, and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The Senior Member Program allows the NAI to expand its reach and further its goals in recognizing the contributions of inventors around the globe.
Congratulations, Drs. Brown, Lotze, and Marra!
Illustration: McGowan Institute (Brown, Marra)/Nurix (Lotze)