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In Memoriam

In memoriam: Mary Jane Beasley, research scientist and UIUC supporter

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is saddened to share news about the passing of Mary Jane Beasley, research specialist, lab manager, and enthusiastic supporter of the school, its departments, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mary Jane Beasley, known to all as MJ, was...

In Memoriam: Biochemistry professor Ed Conrad

With great sadness, the Department of Biochemistry and School of Molecular & Cellular Biology announce the passing of professor Emeritus H. Edward Conrad, 94, on May 23, 2023, in Urbana.

In Memoriam: Tony Waldrop, physiologist and university leader

With deep sadness, the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology shares the news of the death of physiologist and university administrator Tony Waldrop. He passed away on Dec. 3, 2022, in Chapel Hill, NC, according to news reports. Waldrop...

In Memoriam: Victor Ramirez, pioneering neuroendocrinologist

With great sadness, the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology shares the news of the passing of Dr. Victor D. Ramirez, a preeminent neuroendocrinologist who served as professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics from...

In Memoriam: John M. Clark, Jr., biochemistry department pioneer, 1932-2022

Professor John M. Clark, Jr., one of the earliest members of what later became the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2022, in Estero, Fla. He was 89 years old.

In memoriam: Professor Eric Jakobsson a ‘Renaissance man’ who cared about community

Longtime Urbana resident Eric Jakobsson is being remembered as a devoted husband and father, a brilliant scientist and mentor, a political bridge-builder and all-around nice guy.

In Memoriam: Albert Feng, professor and former head of molecular and integrative physiology

Albert Feng, a passionate and beloved scholar who studied the neural basis of sound communication, has passed away.

In Memoriam: Physiology Professor Dennis Buetow, 1932-2020

Professor Emeritus Dennis E. Buetow, a respected physiology researcher and educator, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at home in Champaign with family.

Ralph S. Wolfe, who helped discover new domain of life, dies at 97

Microbiologist Ralph Wolfe contributed to a study of microbes that led to the discovery of a third superkingdom, or domain, of life: the archaea. Wolfe, a professor emeritus of microbiology at the University of Illinois, died March 26 in Urbana. He was 97.

Interview with Ann Nardulli, 1949-2018

Prof. Ann Nardulli, an endocrinologist and cherished MIP faculty member, passed away on June 27, 2018. To honor Ann’s memory, we present excerpts of a conversation between Ann and Assistant Prof. Catherine Christian, conducted in September 2016 on the occasion of her retirement.