1. February 2024

Member Highlights

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Dr. M. N. V. Ravi Kumar Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

M. N. V. Ravi Kumar, PhDM. N. V. Ravi Kumar, PhD has been elected as a 2023 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his significant contributions to the field of rationale design of polyesters and their application to nanomedicines. Dr. Kumar was the first to propose and demonstrate non-competitive active targeting nanosystems and apply them to human health and diseases.

Dr. Kumar is currently a Distinguished University Research Professor and the founding director of the Center for Convergent Bioscience and Medicine at the University of Alabama. He joined ASPET in 2015 and is a member of the Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition. Dr. Kumar also has been actively involved in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET), serving on its editorial board in 2019 and currently he has been one of JPET’s associate editors since 2022.

The National Academy of Inventors Fellows program highlights academic inventors who demonstrate a prolific spirit of innovation in creating and facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the welfare of society. Their 2023 fellows will be inducted in June 2024 at the NAI Annual Meeting.