Two From Duke Named To National Academy Of Inventors

Kornbluth and Sullenger recognized for innovations

Provost Sally Kornbluth and Professor Bruce Sullenger
Provost Sally Kornbluth and Professor Bruce Sullenger

Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth and Bruce Sullenger, director of the Duke Translational Research Institute, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) class of 2018. They are among 148 new fellows this year and join 11 other Duke faculty who have been so recognized by the 7-year-old organization.

Kornbluth is the Jo Rae Wright University Professor of Biology and a cancer researcher. Sullenger is the Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Professor of Experimental Surgery, in the School of Medicine, and associate director of Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

There are now 1,000 NAI Fellows, representing more than 250 research universities and government and non-profit research institutes. Collectively, they hold more than 35,000 issued U.S. patents.