Scientist's scientist

Dear Lon, I am very sorry about your loss; your Dad was a great man and a wonderful scientist, and I am sure a great parent.

I did not get a chance to work with Norm directly, but we did interact over the years. Actually, we did maintain a correspondence after his retirement; he would read up on something or figure out some new problem and then shoot me an email telling me about it and asking what I thought and if someone could pursue it. He was very original and innovative and quite thoughtful. 

He was also the scientist's scientist; always enthusiastic and committed to the science. 

He will be sorely missed as  a giant in the field of glycosphingolipids.

My sincere condolences 


Yusuf A Hannun, MD

Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center

Saturday, February 9, 2013

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