With great sadness, Waksman Institute remembers Dr. Aaron Shatkin, founding director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, who passed away on June 4, 2012. Dr. Joachim Messing, Director of Waksman Institute, was fortunate to persuade Aaron to come to Rutgers and UMDNJ in 1986. Waksman was his original scientific home during the planning and construction of the CABM. Aaron was a non-resident member of Waksman and has served for many years on the important Appointment and Promotion Committee of the Institute. Aaron had broad scientific and cultural interests. He was a strong mentor of young faculty. He was instrumental in faculty recruitment and retention, thereby laying the foundation of a visible program in the life sciences on our campus. We will miss him very much.
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