In Memoriam: Rodney L. Biltonen, PhD, Professor Emeritus in Department of Pharmacology Passed Away on March 29, 2023

April 13, 2023 by

Rodney L. Biltonen, PhD, professor emeritus in the School of Medicine’s Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, passed away on March 29, 2023, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. According to his obituary shared in The Daily Progress, Dr. Biltonen joined UVA as an associate professor in 1972, was promoted to full professor in 1977, and retired from UVA in 2003. His research focused on “the characterization of interactions both between and within biologically relevant molecules using thermodynamic and kinetic approaches,” as described by Dr. Biltonen’s sons in the article.

Rodney Biltonen and former chair Dr. Thompson pose in front of computersThose who now study and work in Pinn hall may have seen a photo of Dr. Biltonen on the ground floor by the South elevators, in the collection of important past researchers. He can be seen here with former chair of Biochemistry Dr. Thomas E. Thompson.


Read his full obituary here