In Memoriam

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Frederick Addicott (1913-2008)

Professor Emeritus of Botany
Dr. Addicott was an authority on abscission, the process by which plants shed their leaves and fruits. He led a UC Davis research group that identified abscisic acid, a hormone that allows plants to adapt to stress.

Daniel Axelrod (1910-1998)

Professor emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Molecular & Cellular Biology

Don Carlson (1931-2009)

Professor emeritus of biochemistry
Dr. Carlson was an expert on glycoproteins.
Associate Professor & HHMI and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator
Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
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Professor Emeritus Plant Biology
Professor in Evolution and Ecology
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Robert Hungate (1906 – 2004)

Professor emeritus of microbiology
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the EWU Foundation/Hungate Scholarship, 127 Hargreaves, Cheney, WA 99004. The scholarship was established by Hungate during his lifetime to support Native American education.

Everett Jameson (1921 - 2010)

Professor Zoology
Professor Emeritus
Jones joined the UC Davis faculty in 1998 as director of the Center for Neuroscience and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. In the same year, he ascended to the presidency of the international Society for Neuroscience. In 2004, he was elected to membership in National Academy of Sciences. Through these and other leadership positions, he promoted the integration of approaches in cellular and molecular biology to neuroscience research and recruited scientists across multiple disciplines to address fundamental questions about brain function and dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric diseases. After his retirement, Jones continued to conduct research and held a 35 percent appointment as a professor in the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology.

Joel Keizer (1942-1999)

Director, Institute of Molecular Dynamics

Norma Lang (1931-2015)

Professor of Plant Biology, Emerita
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Frederick Lorenz (1909 - 2010)

Professor emeritus of animal physiology
Dr. Lorenz joined the faculty in 1938 and in 1964 became the first chair of the newly formed Department of Animal Physiology. After becoming a professor emeritus in 1974, he studied human psychophysiology with a special emphasis on biofeedback. An accomplished painter and sculptor, he helped found the Davis Art Center.

Jack Major (1917-2001)

Professor of Botany, Emeritus
Professor Emeritus - Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
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Allen Marr (1929-2008)

Professor emeritus of bacteriology
Professor Emeritus of Evolution and Ecology
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Donald Reynolds (1918-2001)

Professor emeritus of Microbiology
Professor Emeritus

Mortimer Starr (-1989)

Professor of Microbiology
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G. Stebbins (1906-2000)

Professor Emeritus of Evolution and Ecology
Dr. Stebbin's singular scientific accomplishment was to apply the principles of modern evolutionary biology to plants. Read more about his life.
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C. Stocking (1913-2006)

Professor Emeritus of Botany
Dr. Stocking's research interests were in water relations of plants, photosynthesis and chloroplasts, including the landmark finding of DNA in chloroplasts in a study conducted with Dr. Gifford. Dr. Stocking's family requests that memorial donations be made to hospice programs, or to the Elsie J. Stocking Fellowship fund. Checks should be made payable to UC Regents, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, designating the fund.
professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology
Professor emeritus of evolution and ecology
Professor Toft had a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife biology from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in population biology from Princeton, and carried out her career as a professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, from where she retired in 2010. Over her time at UCD, her research was published in various prestigious journals, and she also authored on a major work on parrots. In addition to her professional work, she was also deeply involved in various charitable causes, such the promotion of the environment, and collie rescue, especially in the resolution of animal hoarding cases, where she worked tirelessly to provide care and find new homes for abused animals.
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John Tucker (1916-2008)

Professor emeritus of botany
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Grady Webster (1927-2005)

professor emeritus