Saturday, 18 November 2017 14:53

In Memoriam: Milton J. Schlesinger

Milton J. Schlesinger, Ph.D., long-time member of ASM, and Professor Emeritus of Molecular Mcrobiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died on Friday, October 27, 2017, at his home in Berkeley, California.  Schlesinger was an eminent virologist, having authored nearly 200 papers and books, including key studies on heat shock proteins and protein modification. Among his most noted discoveries, he identified the first examples in vertebrate cells of heat-shock proteins, which cells produce when their normal proteins unfold as a result of high temperature or other stressful conditions. Heat-shock proteins refold the damaged proteins, helping the cell survive.  


Full Obituary Available on the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Website: