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Sanjiv Sam Gambhir dies at 57
The professor and chair of radiology at Stanford was a global leader in advancing techniques for molecular imaging and early cancer detection.
Biochemist Dale Kaiser dies
Using a virus as an experimental system, Kaiser made fundamental discoveries that were instrumental in ushering in the era of recombinant DNA technology, often known as gene splicing.
Sleep medicine pioneer William Dement dies at 91
A founder of the field of sleep medicine, ardent campaigner against the dangers of drowsiness, and teacher of Stanford’s hugely popular Sleep and Dreams course, William Dement has died.
Immunologist Chitra Dinakar dies at 54
Dinakar founded Stanford Health Care’s first allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency clinic for adult patients, which opened its doors last year.
Radiologist Leslie Zatz dies at 91
Zatz was a radiologist ahead of his time, envisioning the framework behind some of today’s most advanced practices in radiology and AI-powered diagnostics.
Stanford cytogeneticist Athena Cherry dies
Athena Cherry, the director of Stanford’s Cytogenetics Laboratory for more than 20 years, died Feb. 4 of lung cancer.
Biochemist David Hogness dies at 94
David Hogness, a biochemist whose work was foundational to the fields of developmental biology and genomics, died Dec. 24.
Otolaryngologist Richard Goode dies
A surgeon and educator, Goode was also known for the medical devices he invented, excellence in patient care — and magic tricks.
Memorial event for Schrier set for Nov. 10
A celebration of the life of Stanley Schrier, a founding member of the Division of Hematology, will be held Nov. 10 on campus. Schrier died in August.
Hematologist Stanley Schrier dies
A founding member of the Division of Hematology at Stanford, Schrier was an educator, mentor and investigator who trained generations of physicians and scientists.