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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Frank Ruddle, Pioneer in Human Gene Mapping and Former ASCB President

Francis Hugh Ruddle, a former ASCB President and a pioneer at Yale University in mapping the human genome and creating the first transgenic mouse, died March 10 in New Haven. He was 83.

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Ellen R. Dirksen, UCLA, First Elected Chair of WICB

The first elected chair of the Women In Cell Biology (WICB) committee, Ellen R. Dirksen, professor emeritus in Neurobiology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, died on January 5.

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John Charles Hutton

John Charles Hutton, Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular & Developmental Biology and Research Director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, died December 18 in Denver. He was 64.

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