Lefkowitz, Haynes Elected Fellows of Inventors Academy

AIDS researcher and Nobel Laureate recognized for innovation by peers

Duke AIDS researcher Barton F. Haynes and Nobel Laureate Robert J. Lefkowitz have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI fellow status is a distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Haynes, who directs the Human Vaccine Institute at Duke and Lefkowitz, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in the Department of Biochemistry, will be inducted on April 15, 2016, as part of the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Va.