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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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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