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In Memoriam

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.

In Memoriam: Lowell P. Hager

"Lowell created an environment where creativity was fostered, scientific standards were high and doing science was fun. He left his mark on the department that remains to this day."

Biochemistry notes the passing of noted former faculty member, J. Woodland "Woody" Hastings

Dr. Hastings was a biochemistry faculty member at the University of Illinois from 1957 to 1966. His groundbreaking research focused on communication among bacteria. An endowed chair his name, donated by George and Tamara Mitchell, is currently held by Professor Robert Gennis.

In Memoriam: Colin A. Wraight

Professor Colin A. Wraight passed away July 10, 2014 at the age of 68 after a long and heroic struggle with cancer. Professor Wraight employed biochemical and biophysical methods to understand how the structure of membrane proteins allowed them to catalyze the transfer of electrons and protons in...

Microbial Diversity – A Tribute to the Life and Work of Abigail Salyers

Symposium: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Hosted by the Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

William T. Greenough, an early explorer of brain plasticity, dies at 69

William T. Greenough, a professor emeritus of psychology, was a pioneer in studies of brain development, the neural basis of learning and memory, and the effects of aging, exercise, injury and environmental enrichment on the brain.

In Memoriam: Abigail Salyers

During her 40-year career, Abigail Salyers revolutionized how we think about the bacteria that live in the human intestinal tract, helped design antibiotic drugs, and provided a voice of reason in discussions on bioterrorism, transgenic plant safety, antibiotic resistance in medicine and...

In Memoriam: Paul J. Leibson, 1952–2007

Paul J. Leibson, professor of immunology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and a pre-eminent researcher of NK cells died of cancer on August 6, 2007.