Jarvis wins UW's highest faculty honor

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Molecular biology professor Don Jarvis has won the University of Wyoming's highest faculty honor.

Jarvis has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award.

Jarvis joined the UW faculty as an associate professor in 1998 and became a professor in 2000. He is internationally renowned for his work on using genetically engineered insect cells for manufacturing vaccines, diagnostics or therapeutics for use in human and veterinary medicine.

Jarvis has received more than 30 grants from the National Institutes of Health and other entities for his research. He holds eight patents and has filed 10 patent applications and invention disclosures.

He was the recipient of UW's 2012 Outstanding Research Award.

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