Throughout the first half of the 20th century, tuberculosis was one of the nation’s most feared killers. At one point, the highly infectious disease known as TB killed more than 400 Americans a day. But by the early 1950s, TB deaths had dropped sharply…
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Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology hosted a symposium and dinner event on December 11-12, 2012 on the New Brunswick, NJ, campus in honor of the 60th anniversary of Selman Waksman receiving the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Selman Waksman – Waksman Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Selman Waksman; Albert Schatz – Waksman Institute
H. Boyd Woodruff (CC’43) Distinguished research scholar H. Boyd Woodruff passed away on January 19, 2017 at the age of 99. Woodruff studied under Selman Waksman as a graduate student in the Department of Microbiology and discovered the first antibiotic in Rutgers history, actinomycin, which has been used in treating Wilms Disease, a childhood cancer. […]
It’s 1 a.m. A young mother approaches me during my hospital shift. She asks if her 2-year-old son will survive the night. He has been given a diagnosis of severe tuberculous meningitis, months after her husband was found to have drug-resistant TB… In…
Dr. John L. Gerwig, Director of Rutgers Cooperative Extension 1962 – 1992, gave the following remarks on May 4, 2016 at the first awards presented to Cooperative Extension Faculty from the John and Anne Gerwig Director’s Fund. “I learned long ago that if you make short comments that they can’t be all wrong. First I […]
Martin Hall on the George H. Cook campus was the site of the discovery of streptomycin – the first effective treatment for tuberculosis – by Rutgers revolutionary Selman Waksman and his graduate student Albert Schatz. In 1952, Waksman received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his “ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the […]
Joan W. Bennett, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, received the 2015 SIMB Waksman Outstanding Teaching Award, funded by the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology, at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) in Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 2-6. This SIMB award is named for Nobel Laureate Selman Waksman, […]