Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies

The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.

The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.

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Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2020
The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.
Biochemist Stanley Cohen Dies
Biochemist Stanley Cohen Dies
Catherine Offord | Feb 10, 2020
The Vanderbilt University professor was awarded a Nobel Prize for his discovery of epidermal growth factor.
Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Lisa Winter | Jan 28, 2020
Havran described gamma-delta T cells’ direct function in epithelial repair.
Biochemist Hans Kornberg Dies
Biochemist Hans Kornberg Dies
Catherine Offord | Jan 27, 2020
An expert on carbohydrate transport, Kornberg contributed to the discovery of several metabolic cycles in microorganisms during his seven-decade career.
David Hogness, Revolutionary of 20th Century Genetics, Dies
David Hogness, Revolutionary of 20th Century Genetics, Dies
Amy Schleunes | Jan 20, 2020
The Stanford University researcher’s groundbreaking work connected the fields of molecular biology and genetics, paving the way for the founding of genomics.
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Barbara Pickard, Plant Mechanosensory Researcher, Dies
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The mechanobiologist at Washington University in St. Louis studied how plants sense their environment.
Bruce McEwen, Stress Hormone Researcher, Dies
Bruce McEwen, Stress Hormone Researcher, Dies
Emily Makowski | Jan 6, 2020
The Rockefeller University neuroendocrinologist made landmark discoveries on how hormones affect brain structure.
Iconoclastic Alzheimer’s Researcher Robert Moir Dies
Iconoclastic Alzheimer’s Researcher Robert Moir Dies
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2020
The 58-year-old was best known for uncovering evidence of a link between pathogens and the neurodegenerative disease.
Those We Lost in 2019
Those We Lost in 2019
Ashley Yeager | Dec 30, 2019
The scientific community said goodbye to Sydney Brenner, Paul Greengard, Patricia Bath, and a number of other leading researchers this year.