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September 16 academic symposium and memorial service will celebrate the life of Daniel Koshland, Jr.

Daniel Koshland Jr.
Daniel Koshland, pictured in 1991 when he was named Cal Alumnus of the Year. (Robert Holmgren photo)

– UC Berkeley will celebrate the life of Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. at a campuswide memorial to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 16 in Zellerbach Hall. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

Prior to the memorial service, an academic symposium, "Induced Fit: The Science and Wit of Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.," will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. in Stanley Hall. The list of symposium speakers has been published below.

Those planning to attend the symposium and service are asked to register online.

Koshland, a long time professor of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley and a resident of Lafayette, California, died on July 23. A former editor of the journal Science and a tireless booster of the biological sciences at the University of California, Koshland was 87. A NewsCenter story documenting the breadth of his life is online.

Donations in Koshland's memory can be made to the Marian Koshland Science Museum, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20001, or to the UC Berkeley Foundation to support bioscience and energy teaching and research. Write to the UC Berkeley Foundation, Attention: Vice Chancellor-University Relations, 2080 Addison Street, #4200, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200.

Symposium Speakers:

  • Michael S. Brown, M.D.
    The W. A. (Monty) Moncrief Distinguished Chair in Cholesterol and Arteriosclerosis Research
    Regental Professor
    Paul J. Thomas Chair in Medicine
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Southwestern Medical School
  • James E. Haber
    Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
    Director, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center
    Brandeis University
  • Steven L. McKnight
    Distinguished Chair in Basic Biomedical Research
    Sam G. Winstead and F. Andrew Bell Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Southwestern Medical School
  • Gail F. Koshland
    Lecturer, Physiology
    Special Assistant to Associate Dean of the Office of Medical Student Education
    Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Douglas Koshland
    Senior Staff Member Carnegie Institution, Department of Embryology
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
  • Alexandra Newton
    Professor of Pharmacology
    Graduate Advisor, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
    University of California at San Diego
  • Gregory A. Petsko
    Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor,
    Department of Biochemistry and Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University;
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology and Center for Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School
  • Jean Y. J. Wang
    Distinguished Professor of Medicine
    Associate Director of Basic Research
    Moores Cancer Center
    University of California, San Diego
  • Daria Mochly-Rosen
    Senior Associate Dean for Research
    Professor, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
    The George D. Smith Professor of Translational Medicine
    Stanford University