Topic List : Obits
Stanley Falkow dies at 84
“A giant in the field of microbiology,” the Stanford researcher identified the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance spreads and played a key role in the development of DNA cloning.
Gerald Reaven memorial service May 24
Speakers at a celebration of the life of Reaven, a renowned endocrinologist, will include faculty, family and colleagues.
Neuroscientist Eric Shooter dies
A pioneering protein chemist at Stanford, Shooter parsed the physiological roles of key brain growth factors. He also hired and nurtured young faculty who would become highly successful scientists.
Gerald Reaven, who coined ‘Syndrome X,’ dies
Gerald Reaven’s decades of research at Stanford helped show that insulin resistance could lead to Type 2 diabetes and multiple other diseases.
Juergen Willmann dies at 45
Juergen Willmann, an international scholar, dedicated himself to advancing cancer detection imaging technologies and leading with energy and compassion.
Glial-cell expert Ben Barres dies
The Stanford neuroscientist’s research focused on the cells in the brain that aren’t nerve cells. Collectively called glia, these “other” cells play a central role in sculpting and maintaining the brain’s wiring diagram.
Stanford leader, donor John Freidenrich dies
A Stanford alumnus and a successful investor, Freidenrich served as chair of the university’s board of trustees and on the boards of the two Stanford hospitals during his decades-long involvement with the university.
Surgeon Thomas Nelsen dies at 90
Nelsen contributed to pioneering research in Hodgkin’s lymphoma that helped transform the fatal disease into a curable one.
Kenneth Vosti dies at 88
An authority on the causes and management of infectious diseases, Vosti was also known as a committed teacher and administrator, admired for his empathy and warmth.
Radiologist F. Graham Sommer dies
The professor emeritus of radiology was remembered for his commitment to research and mentoring, and his love of music.