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In Memoriam

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: 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.

Nobel Laureate Paul C. Lauterbur, developer of MRI, dies at age 77

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul C. Lauterbur, a University of Illinois professor of chemistry who was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2003 for his pioneering work in the development of magnetic resonance imaging, died this morning at his home in Urbana, Ill. The cause of...

In Memoriam: Edwin Goldberg, M.D. (1923-2009)

Edwin E. Goldberg, 85, passed away on April 25, 2009 in Bonita Springs with his loving wife, Jeanne by his side.

In Memoriam: Irwin C. Gunsalus

In a career spanning nearly eight decades, Gunsalus, known as "Gunny," conducted research that led to many important discoveries on biological catalysis and regulation, the formation of essential metabolites, and mechanisms of chemical transformations and energy transfer critical to central...