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Obituary: Dr. Alan Gelbard

Alan Gelbard PhD’60 passed away on July 3, 2021, in Texas. He was born in Brooklyn on March 28,1934. He was an avid sports fan and loved reading, politics, and travel. He received his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in microbiology in 1960 and was a devoted Badger. Prior to that, he attended CUNY Brooklyn as an undergraduate and the University of Massachusetts for a master’s of science degree. He had an illustrious career both teaching and heading labs where he published numerous articles. He is best remembered for his work on N13 at the Sloan Kettering Institute. He taught at Downstate Medical College in New York and Cornell University. He headed a laboratory at Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer and New York Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, of 55 years and children Adam Gelbard and Ingrid Stokes (Edward). He leaves behind four devoted grandsons, Kai and Keanu Gelbard of Oahu Hawaii and Gavin and Tyler Stokes of Texas. He will be remembered by all those who came in contact with him.

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