Pennsylvania Poultry Review: April 1, 1952
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National Agricultural College Establishes Research Laboratory
Nat'l Agricultural College Secures Leading Scientist
The National Agricultural College has completed plans to establish The National Agricultural
College Research Laboratory for pure and applied Research projects.
A large building on farm No. 1 has been set aside for this project
and is now undergoing alterations to house the laboratory.
Dr. Albert Schatz, one of the countries most outstanding young scientists will be in charge
of the laboratory and will devote his full time to research. He will be assisted by a staff
of scientists qualified in the field of microbiology and antibiotics and by meni. bers of
the faculty of the college.
The policies in respect to the operaton of this department will be established by a
committee of the Board of Trustees, consisting of Dr. Max Trumper, noted biochemist and
toxicologist who is co-author of "Medical Biochemistry", Dr. A. Spencer Kaufman, famous
nose and throat sorgeon of Philadelphia, Ira J. Mills, Director of Bureau of Homes and
Hospitals, Department of Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Samuel Cook, expert in food
technology and President of Penn Fruit, Fred H. Weigle. General Manager of Gwynllan Farm,
Gwynedd Valley and James Work, President of National Agricultural College.
The college is to be congratulated in securing the services of Dr. Albert Schatz to head
this project. He is one of the most important young scientists in the United States being
the codiscoverer of Streptomycin. He was born in Norwich, Conn., on February 2, 1920, and
attended the elementary and secondary schools of Passaic, N. J. He graduated from Rutgers in
1942 with a B. S. degree. He immediately started work for the degree of Doctor of PhIlosophy
in the Department of Microbiology at Rutgers.
This work was interrupted by a term of service in the medical detachment of the U. S. Army Air Corps from which he was
honorably discharged. He then resumed his graduate work and received his Degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in July 1945.
He has served as Research Assistant Department of Microbiology at Rutgers, and as biochemist
for the N. Y. State Department of Health.
He has been associated with The Sloan-Kettering Institute of Cancer Research and was a
visiting investigator at Hopkins Marine Station, Stamford University.
He is at present associated with Brooklyn College, teaching General Biology-General
Microbiology and Microbial Physiology. He is also a research associate of Haskuns
Laboratories, New York City. He holds memberships in the following professional and honorary
Phi Beta Kappa, Society of Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta Society of American Bacteriologists, Society
of American Protozoologists, New York Academy of Sciences, and the Torrey Botanical Club.
He is listed in American Men of Science, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American
Under Dr. Schatz's able leadership this laboratory will doubtless attract national
attention. It will be in full operation by September 2, 1952. Our congratulations to the
National Agricultural College.