Laura Lee Richardson, 67, Cancer Researcher

Laura Lee Richardson, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and the Director of Preclinical Education at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, died suddenly at her home in West Virginia on May 28, 2018. Richardson had been a member of ASCB since 1998. Born  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, A Voyager of the Cell

It was with profound sadness that the cell biology community learned of the death of Günter Blobel on February 18, 2018, unanticipated by most outside his immediate circle. We can always envision “creators” in science but should be cautious in bouncing this term around too  … Read more

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In Memoriam: James L. Maller, Leading Researcher in Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction

Long-time ASCB member James L. Maller passed away on January 18, 2018, in a tragic auto accident. Jim was a professor at the University of Colorado Medical School for over 30 years. He was a leading researcher in Xenopus and human cell cycle and signal  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, 81, Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist

Günter Blobel, who won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering protein guidance mechanisms, died February 18, 2018. He was 81. Blobel was a past president of ASCB (1990), a co-recipient of the Society’s prestigious E.B Wilson Medal (1986), and an inaugural ASCB Fellow.  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Morris J. Karnovsky, 91, pathology pioneer

Morris J.  Karnovsky, the Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, past president of ASCB (1984), winner of the Society’s prestigious E.B. Wilson Medal, and recently named ASCB Fellow, died on January 21, 2018.  He was 91. Karnovsky was noted for numerous  … Read more

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­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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