Affiliated Centers and Institutes

Waksman Institute of Microbiology

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Welcome: Dr. Selman Waksman made significant contributions to society and to Rutgers. In 1944, his team discovered several "antibiotics." In 1951, from the royalties of their patents he created the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology and funded the construction of the Institute of Microbiology on Rutgers, Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ. In 1952, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine. In 1973, the Institute was renamed in Dr. Waksman's honor following his death. In 1985, the American Chemical Society (ACS) named Waksman Institute as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.