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Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa named to National Academy of Inventors

Yasuko RikihisaThe National
Academy of Inventors has awarded the rank of Fellow to two
researchers at The Ohio State University: Yasuko Rikihisa in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Ching-Shih
 in the College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Rikihisa,
Distinguished University Professor of veterinary
, developed diagnostic platforms for a number of tick-borne
zoonotic diseases. Products based on her work are commercially available and
are now included in the annual health screening panels for dogs. She is also an
investigator in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named an Ohio State Innovator of the Year in 2011 and was elected to the National
Academy of Sciences
in 2012.

Both Rikihisa and Chen will be
featured in a full-page announcement in The Chronicle of Higher Education on Jan. 16, 2015, and in upcoming issues of Inventors Digest and Technology
and Innovation
. They will be inducted into NAI by the deputy U.S. commissioner for patent operations in March, and a plaque listing their name
and institution will remain on permanent display at the U.S. Patent Office.

Read more about Rikihisa's research here.

Read the Ohio State news release about the awardees.

Dec. 16, 2014


Last updated: 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:30pm