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Prof. David Crich Selected As NAI Senior Member

Portrait of Professor David Crich, 2024 NAI Senior Member

Professor David Crich, Eminent Scholar and Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, is among five University of Georgia researchers selected by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) as 2024 NAI Senior Members, the largest single induction for the university in its history. 

Dr. Crich is an international expert in carbohydrate chemistry and antimicrobial drug design. His research in carbohydrate chemistry has played a key role in advancing glycoscience and his lab at UGA is an organic and medicinal chemistry group with diverse interests in drug design and development, synthetic methodology, and carbohydrate chemistry and biology.

The National Academy of Inventors® (NAI) is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators with success in patents, licensing and commercialization and have produced technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. Senior Members also foster a spirit of innovation within their communities through enhancing an inventive atmosphere at their institutions, while educating and mentoring the next generation of inventors. 

NAI Senior Members will be formally inducted at the NAI annual meeting on June 16-18 in Raleigh, N.C. A full list of NAI Senior Members is available on the website.

Read the full article on the UGA Research website.


Eminent Scholar, Professor

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