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In Memoriam: Summer/Fall 2022

In Memoriam: Summer/Fall 2022

Martin W. Adler, Ph.D. ’61, age 92, Einstein’s first Ph.D. graduate in pharmacology, an internationally recognized pioneer in opiate pharmacology and substance abuse research, and emeritus professor of pharmacology at Temple University School of Medicine, July 5, 2022, Warminster, Pa.


Herman Buschke, M.D., age 89, professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein, whose seminal contributions to the National Institutes of Health–funded Bronx Aging and Einstein Aging studies established a blueprint for the scientific study of degenerative dementias that has since been adopted worldwide, June 29, 2022, New York, N.Y. 


German A. Camejo, Ph.D. ’68, age 85, globally recognized lipoproteins investigator who started a new era in atherosclerosis research, Nov. 29, 2021, Gothenburg, Sweden.


Raymond Damadian, M.D. ’60, age 86, builder of the first magnetic resonance imaging scanner, which revolutionized doctors’ ability to diagnose cancer and other illnesses, who received the National Medal of Technology in 1988 and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1989, Aug. 3, 2022, Woodbury, N.Y. 


Sidney L. Goldfischer, M.D., age 95, distinguished university professor emeritus, chair emeritus of pathology, and associate dean for scientific operations at Einstein, who authored hundreds of scientific papers and made seminal discoveries in cell biology, April 29, 2022, New York, N.Y.


Peter Satir, Ph.D., age 85, distinguished university professor emeritus and former chair of anatomy and structural biology, distinguished university professor emeritus of developmental and molecular biology, a pioneer in cilia biology, and a member of the Einstein faculty since 1977, July 17, 2022, Greenwich, Conn. 


Liang Zhu, Ph.D., age 64, former interim chair and professor of developmental and molecular biology, of medicine, and of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Einstein, who made seminal contributions highly relevant to cancer and to our understanding of how the cell cycle is regulated, June 7, 2022. 

To honor his memory, Einstein has established the Liang Zhu Memorial Fund to support basic scientific and medical research and training in developmental and molecular biology. 

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