­In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. Kurnick, 99, expert in hematology, oncology

Nathaniel B. Kurnick, medical professor, clinician, and exp­­­ert in oncology and hematology, passed away February 18, 2017, at his home in Huntington Beach, CA, at the age of 99. Kurnick had been a member of ASCB since 1973. Born on November 8, 1917, in New  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Nancy L.R. Bucher, 104, pioneer of growth control and catalytic member of ASCB

Nancy Bucher, who died in February, was one of the first women to receive an MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, but this was not to be her “last first.” In her early career at Harvard’s Huntington Laboratory at Massachusetts General  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Emma Shelton, 96, cell biologist and ASCB’s first executive director

Emma Shelton, research biologist and first executive director of the ASCB, passed away March 29, 2017, at her home in Bethesda, MD, not far from Society headquarters. She was 96 and died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1920, Shelton pioneered many firsts for  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Arthur Alberts, 52, cell signaling expert

Arthur S. Alberts, who was the Distinguished Scientific Investigator and Professor of Cancer and Cell Biology at the research division of the Van Andel Institute (VAI), died at his home in Lowell, Michigan on December 4, 2016. He was 52. Alberts contributed a large body  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Susan Lindquist, 67, Pioneer in Protein Folding Research

Susan L. Lindquist, a self-described scientific risk-taker who pioneered the field of protein folding, died at age 67 on October 27, 2016, of cancer, according to the Whitehead Institute.1 Lindquist served as director of the Whitehead from 2001 to 2004 before returning to a research  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Susan Lindquist, 67, Pioneer in Protein Folding Research

Susan L. Lindquist, a self-described scientific risk-taker who pioneered the field of protein folding died, aged 67, on Thursday, October 27, of cancer, according to the Whitehead Institute where Lindquist served as Director from 2001 to 2004 before returning to a research focus in her  … Read more

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In Memoriam: John A. Glomset

I’ve long forgotten the seminar topic, but I still remember John Glomset’s declaration: “Nature is trying to tell us something. In fact, She’s screaming in our ears. If we would only listen.” These remarkable words came back to me when I heard that John had  … Read more

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The Extraordinary Life of ASCB Founding Member Susumu Ito

A sharp-eyed witness and self-effacing participant in many of the terrible historical and great scientific events of the last century, Susumu Ito, Harvard Medical School (HMS) professor, electron microscopy (EM) pioneer, ASCB founding member, and Japanese American war hero, died September 29 in his sleep  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Former ASCB President George D. Pappas

George D. Pappas, former ASCB President, celebrated neuroanatomist, and electron microcopy (EM) pioneer who learned EM at the hands of ASCB founder Keith Porter, died August 12 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. According to family, he was 88 years old. Pappas served as ASCB President  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Alan Hall, Pioneer in Rho GTPases and Chair of Cell Biology at Sloan-Kettering

Alan Hall, a wary biochemist who became an enthusiastic cell biologist, and whose discovery that Rho, a Ras-related GTP-binding protein, was a molecular switch critical to actin filament activation shook up the field of cell motility, died Sunday in New York City. Hall, who joined  … Read more

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