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In Memoriam

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.

Remembering Dr. Craig Mizzen

Dr. Craig Mizzen, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, passed away at his home on January 5, 2018, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. He was 61.

In Memorium: Klaus Schulten

“Klaus Schulten was a giant amongst giants, a true pioneer, As a physicist, he made significant advances in the core programming and hardware needed to advance computational modeling of biological systems... His passing is indeed a loss to the entire scientific community.”

Susan Lindquist, Scientist Who Made Genetic Discoveries Using Yeast, Dies at 67

Susan Lindquist, a molecular biologist whose conceptually daring work with yeast proteins opened new avenues to understanding gene functioning and degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, died on Thursday in Boston. She was 67.