Faculty member honored as “Inventor of the Year”

Dr. Janet Yamamoto receives award from Dr. John Dame

Dr. Janet Yamamoto receives the Inventor of the Year award March 8 during UF’s Celebration of Innovation event. (Photo courtesy of UF’s Office of Technology Licensing)

The University of Florida has recognized Dr. Janet Yamamoto, a professor in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, as “Inventor of the Year” for her achievements.

Yamamoto received the honor on March 8 during the university’s 2016 Celebration of Innovation, an event sponsored by UF’s Office of Technology and Licensing. The event, now in its tenth year, is held annually for investors, entrepreneurs and other parties interested in partnering with UF to transfer world-class research into commercial products.

During the event, UF recognizes the inventors who have developed technologies that were licensed during calendar year 2015.

Yamamoto’s discovery of the feline immunodeficiency virus and vaccine are being applied to research into HIV.


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