Neuroscientist Mortimer Mishkin Dies at 94
Neuroscientist Mortimer Mishkin Dies at 94
His work bridged the gap between psychology and neurobiology.
Neuroscientist Mortimer Mishkin Dies at 94
Neuroscientist Mortimer Mishkin Dies at 94

His work bridged the gap between psychology and neurobiology.

His work bridged the gap between psychology and neurobiology.

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Neuroscientist Nadia Chaudhri Dies at 43
Neuroscientist Nadia Chaudhri Dies at 43
Lisa Winter | Oct 7, 2021
Knowingly facing the end of her life, she raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for underrepresented students in higher education.
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
Lisa Winter | Oct 5, 2021
Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.
Stephen Warren, Icon of Fragile X Research, Dies at 67
Stephen Warren, Icon of Fragile X Research, Dies at 67
Lisa Winter | Sep 21, 2021
He famously identified the genetic mutation that causes the condition in 1991.
Edmond Fischer, Biochemist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 101
Edmond Fischer, Biochemist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 101
Lisa Winter | Aug 31, 2021
Fischer was recognized for his work with reversible protein phosphorylation.
Immunologist Thomas Hodge Dies of COVID-19 at 69
Immunologist Thomas Hodge Dies of COVID-19 at 69
Lisa Winter | Aug 30, 2021
A former academic and consultant, Hodge cofounded the CrisiScience Collective to help combat the pandemic.
Maurice Taieb, Geologist Who Discovered “Lucy” Site, Dies at 86
Maurice Taieb, Geologist Who Discovered “Lucy” Site, Dies at 86
Lisa Winter | Aug 27, 2021
Taieb recognized the potential importance of the Hadar Formation, where remains of the hominin Australopithecus afarensis were found only a few years later.
Cellular Biologist Michael Mueckler Dies at 67
Cellular Biologist Michael Mueckler Dies at 67
Lisa Winter | Aug 18, 2021
His work centered on the mechanisms of glucose transport into cells.
Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88
Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88
Lisa Winter | Jul 29, 2021
He famously contradicted Sigmund Freud’s views on the meaning of dreams.
Virologist and Former HHMI President Purnell Choppin Dies at 91
Virologist and Former HHMI President Purnell Choppin Dies at 91
Lisa Winter | Jul 13, 2021
Choppin drastically expanded the institute during his tenure in the 1980s and ’90s.
Evolutionary Biologist Richard Lewontin Dies at 92
Evolutionary Biologist Richard Lewontin Dies at 92
Annie Melchor | Jul 8, 2021
The Harvard University evolutionary biologist pioneered the use of protein gel electrophoresis to study molecular genetics.  
Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Lisa Winter | Jul 6, 2021
Her work led to more predictable outcomes for kidney transplants.
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Lisa Winter | Jun 24, 2021
The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.
John Pawelek, Who Explored the Causes of Metastasis, Dies at 79
John Pawelek, Who Explored the Causes of Metastasis, Dies at 79
Marcus A. Banks | Jun 22, 2021
The Yale School of Medicine cancer researcher doggedly pursued the question of how cancer spreads.
Nobel Laureate Richard Ernst Dies at 87
Nobel Laureate Richard Ernst Dies at 87
Lisa Winter | Jun 11, 2021
The chemist refined nuclear magnetic resonance technology, giving rise to the development of MRI.
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
Hybrid Rice Developer Yuan Longping Dies at 90
Lisa Winter | May 26, 2021
The high-yield variety of rice he produced in the 1970s prevented countless people from dying of starvation.
Salamander Expert David Wake Dies at 84
Salamander Expert David Wake Dies at 84
Lisa Winter | May 21, 2021
Throughout his career, the University of California, Berkeley, herpetologist named 144 species of salamanders.
Diabetes Testing Pioneer Helen Free Dies at 98
Diabetes Testing Pioneer Helen Free Dies at 98
Lisa Winter | May 5, 2021
Free’s dip-and-read urinalysis allowed diabetics to monitor glucose levels at home, rather than at a hospital.
Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Lisa Winter | Apr 30, 2021
Dyck was widely respected for working alongside indigenous groups as he studied polar bears on their ancestral lands.
Laurence “Larry” Kedes, Molecular Geneticist, Dies at 83
Laurence “Larry” Kedes, Molecular Geneticist, Dies at 83
Amanda Heidt | Apr 26, 2021
In addition to isolating the first protein-coding gene from a eukaryote, Kedes furthered scientists’ understanding of actin genes and also laid the foundations for modern DNA databases such as GenBank.