Myron Brakke Exhibit

Myron Brakke

Myron Brakke, the first Nebraskan elected into the National Academy of Sciences, is honored by an exhibit displaying the first-ever high speed swing bucket rotor that he designed, developed and help manufacture that was central his most notable accomplishment of developing density gradient centrifugation for the purification and characterization of viruses and macromolecules. 

The exhibit displays the rotor, information on his life and scientific career, as well as information on significant contributions of Nebraskan scientists to the field of virology. Students, staff and faculty collaborated to conceive, design and develop the project in a first-of-its-kind course called “Exhibits”. The exhibit is on permanent display in the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center.