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Olivia Gray (left) and Jacqueline Ehrlich
Olivia Gray (left) and Jacqueline Ehrlich
 

Guru Rao
Guru Rao

AMES, Iowa – The National Academy of Inventors is adding Iowa State University’s Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao to its roster of academy fellows.

The academy announced today it is recognizing Narasimhan – an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair and the director of Iowa State’s Nanovaccine Institute – and Rao – an associate vice president for research – for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”

The academy’s announcement specifically cited Narasimhan’s work in nanomedicines and biomedical engineering; Rao was cited for his work in biochemistry.

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) evaluators have completed the review of Iowa State University's Fall 2019 program applications and have awarded full accreditation.