Dr. Joseph Graves Jr., a faculty member at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Associate Director of PreMiEr, and Co-Director for Diversity and Culture of Inclusion, was recently honored with the Liberty Science Center (LSC) Genius Award.

The Genius award is LSC’s highest honor and recognizes awardees for their groundbreaking scientific contributions and discoveries. Dr. Graves was acknowledged for his pioneering work in the genetics of aging and the use of metals and nanomaterials to defeat harmful bacteria.