The Rockefeller community remembers Carolyn W. Slayman, who was one of the first women to graduate from Rockefeller’s Ph.D. program. Ms. Slayman died last December at age 79.
The Rockefeller community mourns Beth Curry, a member of our Board of Trustees and a close friend to many. She died last month at age 74.
The Rockefeller community remembers the life and work of Jules Hirsch, an early leader in the study of human metabolism, who passed away on July 23 after a long illness. He was 88.
John C. Whitehead, a member of the university’s Board of Trustees for nearly three decades, as well as a public servant and business leader, died in February at the age of 92.
Frederick M. Bohen, who was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Rockefeller for many of the years between 1990 and 2005, died March 14 at his home in Manhattan at the age of 77.
Richard M. Krause, a former Rockefeller University faculty member who later became director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and presciently warned against complacency toward infectious disease, has died at the age of 90.
Gerald M. Edelman, a Rockefeller alumnus, former faculty member and Nobel laureate who uncovered the chemical structure of the antibody in 1961, died on May 18 at the age of 84. A graduate of Henry Kunkel’s laboratory and a member of the university’s second graduating class, Dr. Edelman received his Ph.D. in 1960 and remained at Rockefeller for 34 years, becoming Vincent Astor Professor. He also served as assistant and then associate dean of graduate studies.
Gloria Chang DiGennaro, an assistant director of human resources who worked at the university for 16 years, died August 25 after a long battle with cancer. She was 68 years old.
Norton D. Zinder, a geneticist and microbiologist whose research on the genetics of bacteria and on the properties of bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacteria — provided seminal information on the mechanisms of heredity, died February 3 after a long illness. He was 83.
Dennis Ryan, 63, a security guard who worked mostly day and evening shifts, died January 29. Born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, Mr. Ryan had a career in the NYPD, from which he retired as a detective in 1986. He had been with Rockefeller since 2006.
“He had an outgoing personality and loved to spend time with his two grandchildren,” says Jim Rogers, director of Security. “His presence at Rockefeller will be sorely missed.”