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訃報:Elizabeth Jones (Carnegie Mellon University)

長い間酵母の遺伝学を研究されてきた、Elizabeth Jones (Carnegie Mellon University)が先週亡くなられました。謹んで哀悼の意を申し上げたいと思います。

以下は、Carnegie Mellon University からの訃報です。

Dear Colleagues,
It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Beth Jones, a longstanding, renown and much beloved professor, researcher, mentor, leader, friend and colleague died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, following complications from surgery. A groundbreaking leader in science and education, Beth will truly be missed.

Beth has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon community since 1974 when she joined the faculty as an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the Mellon College of Science. In 2000, she was appointed Head of the Department of Biological Sciences, and the Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences. In 2002 she was named as a University Professor.

Beth will best be remembered at Carnegie Mellon for her unwavering dedication to her students. She was the recipient of the university's Robert Doherty Prize for Excellence in Education and the Julius Ashkin Teaching Award from the Mellon College of Science.

Outside of Carnegie Mellon, Beth received a number of awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), including an esteemed HHMI Professorship, designed to support faculty as they convey to undergraduates the excitement of scientific research. In 2007 she received the inaugural Excellence in Education Award from the Genetics Society of America (GSA). She was recently awarded GSA's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for her pioneering work in yeast genetics. Beth co-authored two genetics textbooks, published more than 70 articles in the scientific literature and was Editor-in-Chief of GENETICS, the leading journal in the field. She was a member and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology. A member and former President of the Genetics Society of America, she also served on the editorial board of the journal Yeast. She was also a fellow of the American Academy of Sciences and a member of the American Societies for Cell Biology, Human Genetics and Microbiology.

Beth was a leader among leaders, and a friend among friends. She will be sorely missed.

Sincerely,
Jared L. Cohon
President
Carnegie Mellon University

[ 08.06.19 ]


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