Moffitt inventors earn national recognition

10:30 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Moffitt inventors earn national recognition

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One helped bring the nascent Internet into our homes and now hopes to send tiny robotic cameras and surgical instruments into our bodies. Another maintains that solar power must play a significant role in U.S. energy needs. Another demonstrated that bone marrow and stem cells can be transformed into neural cells that may help victims of stroke, spinal cord injury and Lou Gehrig's disease. Five University of South Florida professors, along with the head of Moffitt Cancer Center who holds a joint appointment to USF, have now been recognized for their career accomplishments by being named charter fellows in the National Academy of Inventors. The accolades reflect the fact that USF is now the No. 1 university in the state in generating patents.
One helped bring the nascent Internet into our homes and now hopes to send tiny robotic cameras and surgical instruments into our bodies. Another maintains that solar power must play a significant role in U.S. energy needs.