Topic List : Obits
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza dies at 96
Cavalli-Sforza helped create the field of genetic geography and was one of the founders of cultural evolution, a theory that social change resembles a Darwinian evolutionary process.
John Farquhar dies at 91
John Farquhar, a beloved mentor, pioneer in cardiovascular disease prevention and professor emeritus of medicine and of health research and policy at Stanford, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91.
Pathologist Robert Rouse dies
Rouse was known for his precision in surgical pathology, his meticulous use of language, his calm demeanor and his subtle sense of humor.
Anesthesiologist Kevin Malott dies
Malott, who was honored as the favorite instructor of Stanford’s anesthesiology residents in 2014, enjoyed providing care for young children.
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.