photoCongratulations to Dr. David Briles, who was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors during the academy’s annual Conference March 6-7, 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia.  

Briles’ work on proteins that are candidate antigens for pneumococcal vaccines has led to several patents on pneumonia vaccines.

The National Academy of Inventors, founded in 2010, recognizes and encourages inventors with patents issued from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The organization is comprised of more than 3,000 members and fellows from more than 200 US and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutions.