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Matthew H. Kaufman (1942-2013) – mouse developmental anatomist

Posted by on October 7th, 2013

This post was first published in Development.   Jonathan Bard, long-time colleague and friend in Edinburgh, recalls the life and work of the mouse developmental anatomist Matt Kaufman, who died in August 2013.   Matt Kaufman was the leading mouse developmental anatomist of his generation and played key roles in three major aspects of mouse research.[…]

Mike Gaze (1925-2012)

Posted by on October 1st, 2012

We recently learned that Mike Gaze passed away last month. In addition to running a research group working on the development of the visual system in Xenopus and heading up the NIMR‘s Division of Developmental Biology for many years, Mike was Editor of The Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology in the ’70s and ’80s,[…]

Ernest McCulloch 1926-2011

Posted by on January 27th, 2011

Last week (January 19), stem cell pioneer Ernest McCulloch died at the age of 84. Together with James Till, McCulloch discovered stem cells in the 1960s. For their work, the pair won the Gairdner Award in 1969 and the Lasker Award in 2005. McCulloch was professor emeritus of the University of Toronto and former Director[…]