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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In Memoriam—Jason Wolfe, Wesleyan Professor and Longtime Advocate for Undergrads in Research

  Jason Wolfe, a longtime ASCB member, longtime biology faculty member at Wesleyan University in Middleton, CT, and longtime advocate for involving undergraduates in real lab research problems, died December 23. Emeritus since 2009 from Wesleyan where he’d taught for 39 years, Wolfe was 73.  … Read more

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In Memorium: Jerrold Schwaber, Made Breakthrough on Monoclonal Antibodies

Jerrold Schwaber, an immunologist and cell biologist who pioneered the concept and technique for monoclonal antibodies (hybridomas) died at home in Haddonfield, New Jersey, on June 6. He was 67. Schwaber was a longtime member of the ASCB, joining in 1980 and moving to emeritus  … Read more

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In Memoriam: M. Daniel Lane, Adipogenesis Researcher and Mentor Who Saved Nobel Prize Research

ASCB member M. Daniel Lane, the former chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University and a prolific investigator into adipogenesis and the mechanisms of satiety and hunger, died April 10, aged 83, at his home in Baltimore. Lane joined the ASCB  … Read more

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Sam Berns, the Face and the Heart of Basic Research into Rare Accelerated Aging Disorder

The impetus behind new basic research into Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) and the most prominent public face of this extremely rare accelerated-aging disorder caused by a defect in nuclear lamins, Sam Berns died Friday, January 10, from HGPS complications. He was 17. Sam Berns’s parents,  … Read more

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In Memoriam – Robert P. Perry

Robert P. Perry, who made his mark at the start of the DNA age with key work on RNA synthesis and was still at the leading edge 45 years later, publishing an evolutionary biology paper using bioinformatics to compare mouse and human ribosomal protein promoter  … Read more

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In Memoriam – Barbara Hollingworth Gibbons

A pioneer in the discovery and exploration of the cytoskeletal motor protein, dynein, Barbara Hollingworth Gibbons died June 7 at her home in Orinda, California, with her husband, Ian, and their children Peter and Wendy at her bedside. She was 81. As a husband and  … Read more

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Adolphus “Tol” Toliver

Adolphus “Tol” Toliver, a prominent voice at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for active measures to support minority students and faculty pursuing careers in biology, died March 26, exactly two weeks short of his 82nd birthday.

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Ruth G. Doell

Ruth G. Doell, an ASCB member from 1964 until her retirement from the Biology Department at San Francisco State University in 1992, died February 22 at her home in El Granada, CA. She was 86.

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