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  • Thumbnail August 16, 2018 Obituaries: Obituary: Elliot S. Vesell
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Dr. Elliot S. Vesell, founding chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and assistant dean of graduate studies at the Penn State College of Medicine.
  • Thumbnail July 31, 2018 Obituaries: Obituary: Edson X. Albuquerque
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Edson X. Albuquerque, MD, PhD, Internationally-Renowned Pharmacologist and Toxicologist at UM School of Medicine.
  • Thumbnail November 21, 2017 Obituaries: Obituary: Darrell R. Abernethy (1949-2017)
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Darrell R. Abernethy, MD, PhD on November 18, 2017.
  • 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…
Last Updated: August 10, 2017

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