Milestones in Microbiology
American Society for Microbiology
These explorations also enhanced understanding of the symbolic and antagonistic relationships among soil microbes, providing the content for the first systematic search for naturally occurring antibacterial substances. Under Waksman's direction, this program led to the discovery of many of the first important antibiotics (a term coined by Waksman): actinomycin A, streptomycin, neomycin B, and candician. The extraordinary impact of these discoveries spurred the development of antibiotic research in the mid-20th century, leading to dramatic improvements in public health worldwide.
The contributions of the Rutgers Soil Microbiology program exemplify the ideals of the microbiological sciences: to advance the understanding of basic life processes, and to apply that knowledge to improve health and economic and environmental well being.
Location. 40° 28.85′ N, 74° 26.333′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Lipman Dr, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Lipman Dr, New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Selman Waksman and Antibiotics (a few steps from this marker); The Indian Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ravine Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple (approx. ¾ mile away); Guest House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); College Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Brunswick Civil War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
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