UC Davis has a new “fellow” in the National Academy of Inventors: A. Hari Reddi, distinguished professor of orthopedics, a pioneer in the field of bone and cartilage regeneration and tissue engineering.
The academy’s stated mission includes honoring academic invention, encourage inventors, and enhancing the visibility of university and nonprofit research institute technology and innovation.
The academy announced its newest class of fellows — 168 in all — last month. With Reddi’s selection, UC Davis now has six fellows in the academy. See all the UC Davis fellows here.
Reddi holds the Lawrence Ellison Chair in Musculoskeletal Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine, and also serves as a faculty member in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group.
“He has made sustained and incisive contributions to the cell biology of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs),” according to an article on the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s website.
“BMPs are in everyday use in medical centers all over the world for healing of bone fractures, fusion of vertebrae in spine surgery and craniofacial bone regeneration,” according to the article, which notes that Reddi holds six patents.
The article further states that BMPs have played a major role in the healing of injuries sustained by U.S. military personnel in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Reddi is among 13 new fellows from around the UC system. Read the UC news release.