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 societies:
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 Education.
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.