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Letter from Lillian (Schneider) Wainwright to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (169,548 Bytes)
Letter from Lillian (Schneider) Wainwright to Joshua Lederberg
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1954-12-08 (December 8, 1954)
Wainwright, Lillian (Schneider)
Lederberg, Joshua
Reproduced with permission of Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd.
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 14
Folder Number: 121
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Wainwright, Lillian (Schneider)
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Note:  Lillian Schneider Wainwright,  Francis Ryan's Research Assistant
in early 1940's.

Dr. Stanley Wainwright, a long-time faculty member
of the Department of Biochemistry (now Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology) died on September 15th.  [2003]

Born in 1927, in Yorkshire, England, Wainwright
received his undergraduate education at Cambridge, where
he obtained a First in biochemistry. He went on to
the University of London, where he obtained his PhD in
1950. Periods of work followed at the Pasteur
Institute, Columbia University, Atomic Energy of Canada in
Chalk River, Ontario and Yale University. While in
these positions, he worked with many distinguished
scientists. His personal relationships with them
enabled him to call on his friends during his years at
Dalhousie, inviting them to come here to present
seminars and serve as external examiners. Wainwright
came to Dalhousie in 1956. Throughout his years at
Dal, until his retirement in 1992, he was a Medical
Research Associate, first of the National Research
Council, and later of the Medical Research Council.
Although his was primarily a research appointment,
he was also admired as a teacher.

Wainwright's research interests centered on the
control of protein biosynthesis. His encyclopedic
knowledge of molecular biology gave his colleagues
an invaluable, critically annotated base for discussion
and research.

Wainwright was predeceased by his wife. He leaves
two sons, David and Pete