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Rutgers Professors Fred Russell Kramer and Patrick Sinko, Named 2023 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

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December 14, 2023

Two Rutgers professors were named 2023 National Academy of Inventors fellows, an honor recognizing individuals for their contributions to major advancements in science and consumer technologies.

Fred Russell Kramer
Fred Russell Kramer

Fred Russell Kramer, professor of microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics and associate director of public health research for business development at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Patrick Sinko, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics and Parke-Davis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, were among the 162 academic inventors in 35 states and 10 nations to receive the highest professional distinction awarded solely to inventors.

Patrick Sinko
Patrick Sinko

Kramer’s laboratory is developing sensitive assays that use routine blood samples to detect rare, mutated gene fragments arising from cancer cells that are indicative of diagnosis, prognosis and choice of therapy. A long-term goal is to design assays that can be carried out on a blood sample obtained during a routine annual medical examination that enables the early detection of cancer even though no symptoms have occurred.

Sinko, who develops drug-delivery technologies and pharmacokinetic prediction models, focuses on HIV treatment and prevention, lung and breast cancer treatment and chemical terrorism countermeasures for the eyes, lungs, and skin.

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