In Memoriam



Arno F. Spatola

Arno F. Spatola

Arno F. Spatola's untimely death on July 5, 2003, at the age of 59 shocked and saddened his many friends and colleagues in the peptide field. Arno's heart stopped while jogging in his home city of Louisville, Kentucky. We will not soon forget Arno's super-human energy, passion for science, and love of life. His precipitous departure from our ranks leaves a huge void, and peptide science has lost a major contributor.

Murray Goodman

Murray Goodman

Professor Murray Goodman passed away in Germany on June 1, 2004 at the age of 75 after a very brief illness. Murray, as he was known to thousands of peptide chemists world wide, was the immediate past president of our society. He was an incisive and influential force in the field of peptide chemistry and remained active, dedicated and enthusiastic until the end.



R. Bruce Merrifield

R. Bruce Merrifield

Bruce Merrifield, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor Emeritus at The Rockefeller University, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at his home in Cresskill, NJ, after a long illness. He was 84. Thus, the peptide community lost one of the most innovative scientists of the 20th century.

Elkan R. Blout

Elkan R. Blout

On December 20, 2006, Elkan R. Bout died at the age of 87 after a brief illness. Each of us who knew him sampled only one small component of a life that encompassed many careers. In those careers, Elkan's passion for science, his personal warmth, his creativity, his ability to work with people and to get them to work together, and his aptitude for finances and business all combined to leave a multifaceted and impressive legacy...



Miklos Bodanszky

Miklos Bodanszky

Professor Miklos Bodanszky, a chemist who made significant contributions to the field of peptide chemistry, died on February 7, 2007, at the age of 91 of heart failure. Dr. Bodanszky introduced new methods for the synthesis of peptides. He devised a new strategy, now widely accepted, for the construction of peptide chains by stepwise...

Wayne L. Cody

Wayne L. Cody

Dr. Wayne L. Cody, a charter member of the American Peptide Society, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, November 10, 2007. Wayne, a native of New York, was born on May 1, 1959 in Albany, New York, the son of Livinston and Virginia (Moore) Cody. He had his early education in New York and obtained a Bachelor of Science...



Elizabeth

Elizabeth "Libby" Merrifield

Elizabeth "Libby" Merrifield, wife of Rockefeller University Professor and 1984 Nobel laureate in Chemistry Bruce Merrifield, passed away on September 13, 2017, at the age of 94, after a brief illness. Her loss is mourned by surviving children...

John S. McMurray

John S. McMurray

Many members of the international peptide community have recently lost a much respected and valued friend. Associate Professor John S. McMurray died as a result of a brain glioblastoma in March 2017, aged 62...



Isabella Lugoski Karle

Isabella Lugoski Karle

Isabella Lugoski Karle, one of the giants of 20th century science, passed away on October 3, 2017 of a brain tumor at the age of ninety-five. Her studies of the X-ray structures of many organic molecules, including numerous peptides...