Emil Thomas Kaiser, the Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor of The Rockefeller University in New York, died on July 18, at the age of 50, from immunosuppressive complications after kidney transplant surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Kaiser was a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He also served on the editorial board of The Journal of the American Chemical Society, the National Institutes of Health panel evaluating grant proposals in medicinal chemistry, and the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Chemistry.

He received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society in 1987. Kaiser was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1938. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate from Harvard University. He returned as a professor to the Universityof Chicago in 1963 andwas appointed Louis Block Professor...

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