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Nobel Laureate, 6 others chosen for Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

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Dr. Andrew Schally, professor at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Andrew Schally, professor at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Andrew Schally, a Nobel Laureate and a professor at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is among the seven inventors recently selected for the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Schally pioneered a number of ground-breaking cancer treatments and holds 32 patents licensed to five companies.

This year’s class also includes Jacqueline Quinn, environmental engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center; William Dalton, for developments in cancer treatment; Yogi Goswami, for his contributions and technology development related to solar energy and indoor air quality; Alan Marshall, inventor of Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance mass spectrometry; Nicholas Muzyczka, a University of Florida professor of microbiology for his gene therapy breakthroughs; and MJ Soileau, for research in the advancement of high energy laser optics used by the U.S. Department of Defense. They will be formally inducted in September.

“Collectively, the seven 2016 inductees hold more than 90 U.S. patents,” said Randy Berridge, chair of the selection committee and president of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. “Among them are representatives of two storied U.S. agencies, a nonprofit research institute and five Florida research universities.”

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