Myron Brakke Exhibit


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. The exhibit was conceived, designed and developed in a collaborative effort of students, staff and faculty in the first-of-its-kind course entitled “Exhibits”. The exhibit is on permanent display in the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, home of the Nebraska Center for Virology.