Dr. Philip Yeagle, of Rutgers University, has publicly thanked the University of Virginia community of scientists in an open letter in the May 2014 issue of the Annual Review of Biochemistry, ASBMB Today. Dr. Yeagle was a former postdoc at UVA in the mid to late 70’s and is leading an impressive career, now thanking UVA for the stimulating community that gave him his start.
“The cluster of immensely talented faculty members, most of whom were in the biochemistry department, was dedicated to understanding the structure and function of biological membranes.”
“…this is an overdue letter of deepest appreciation to a remarkable community of scientists from one individual and on behalf of what became a new generation of scholars originating in Virginia and spreading out over all the scientific world.”
“Philip Yeagle … has been with Rutgers University-Newark since 2007. From 2011 to 2013, he was interim chancellor there and, before that, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He spent a decade as a chairman of the University of Connecticut’s molecular and cell biology department and prior to that was a professor at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has served as executive editor of the journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Biomembranes and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.”