Thursday, June 12, 2008

R.I.P., Beth Jones

Sad news for scientists in general and geneticists in particular.......Beth Jones, a pioneer in yeast genetics and trailblazer for women in science, died last night. The world has lost a force of nature.

Among the many awards she received was the inaugural Genetics Society of America Award for Excellence in Education. This article by Robin Wright, written on that occasion, gives a nice summary of Beth's career and her tremendous contributions to research and teaching.

Farewell Beth, and thanks for the great lessons on the Awesome Power of Genetics.


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