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  • Thumbnail October 17, 2017 Obituaries: Obituary: Robert Jacobs (1933-2015)
    Robert Jacobs, Professor of Pharmacology Emeritus, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, passed away on August 26, 2015.
  • Thumbnail October 5, 2017 Obituaries: Obituary: Alexander George Karczmar (1917-2017)
    Alexander Karczmar, known as Alex or Niki, passed away on August 17, 2017. He was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1917.
  • September 30, 2016 Obituaries: Obituary: Dr. Ronald J. Tallarida
       Ronald J. Tallarida (1937-2016) Dr. Ronald J. Tallarida, an internationally recognized pharmacologist and expert in the study of drug combinations, died at his home in West Deptford, New Jersey, on September 23, 2016. A Professor of Pharmacology for over 50 years in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Tallarida was renowned for his work on the theoretical…
  • May 31, 2016 Obituaries: Obituary: Dr. Nancy Rutledge Zahniser
       Nancy Rutledge Zahniser (1948-2016) Submitted by Habibeh Khoshbouei, PhD and Joanna Peris, PhD  Dr. Nancy Rutledge Zahniser, PhD, passed away peacefully at her home in Denver, Colorado on May 5, 2016 after being diagnosed with neuroglioblastoma in December 2014. Born and raised in Chillicothe Ohio, Dr. Zahniser graduated from high school there in 1966. After she received her B.A. in chemistry f…
  • March 21, 2016 Obituaries: Obituary: Dr. Dale Birkle Dreer
      Dale Louise Birkle Dreer (1955-2016) Submitted by Lynn Wecker, PhD  Dale Louise Birkle Dreer, Chief of the Office of Scientific Review at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 after a brief illness.  Dale was born November 11, 1955 in Fort Eustice, Virginia.  She received a B.S. in chemi…
  • March 14, 2016 Obituaries: In Sympathy—Dr. Alfred G. Gilman
    Dr. Alfred G. Gilman, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and ASPET member since 1973, died on December 23, 2015. He received his BS (summa cum laude) in Biochemistry in 1962 from Yale University, and his MD and PhD in Pharmacology in 1969 from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics at the National Ins…
  • March 14, 2016 Obituaries: Obituary: Dr. Marion Sewer
      Marion Sewer (1972-2016) Submitted by Namandjé N. Bumpus, PhD, Edward T. Morgan, PhD, and Michael R. Waterman, PhD  Dr. Marion Sewer, a national and international leader in the field of steroid hormone biosynthesis, passed away on January 28th, 2016 at the age of 43. Dr. Sewer grew up in Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands. She graduated from Spelman College with a BS in biochemistry in 1993 an…
  • February 2, 2016 Obituaries: Obituary: Dr. Leonard Cook
       Leonard Cook (1924-2016) Leonard Cook, one of the world's leading psychopharmacologists, passed away on January 30th, 2016 at the age of 91. Dr. Cook was born in Newark, NJ in 1924. He earned a degree in pharmacology from Yale Medical School in 1951 and subsequently joined Smith Kline & French Laboratories where he played a dominant role in the discovery of "Compazine" and "Stelazine",…
  • February 2, 2016 Obituaries: Obituary: Toshio Narahashi (1927 – 2013), founding father of neurotoxicology, leader in cellular neuropharmacology
    Toshio Narahashi, widely considered one of the founding fathers of neurotoxicology and a leader in cellular neuropharmacology, died at his Chicago home on April 21, 2013, of complications associated with colon cancer. He was 86. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Dr. Narahashi was highly decorated from many scientific societies. He was the 2000 Otto Krayer awardee by ASPET, won the K.S. Co…
  • February 2, 2016 Obituaries: Obituary: Sydney Spector, former ASPET President, pharmacology pioneer passes away at 88
      Sydney Spector (1923-2012) Sydney Spector, age 88, passed away October 26, 2012. Syd was an excellent athlete and really loved sports where the best of the best are described as multi-tool players. Syd was a multi tool player as well — the best of the best as an innovative scientist, caring teacher/mentor, and beloved husband, father and grandfather. Syd’s entry into Pharmacology was delayed by …
Last Updated: August 10, 2017

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