Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research

Jack D. Herbert, PhD (2 August 1940-21 June 2011)
Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research

Because of of his deep resonant voice, my female classmates and I must squeeze our knees together when Dr. Herbert lectures. From an Anonymous Medical Student Evaluation. Dr. Herbert was amused by this evaluation, and he willingly shared it.

Much of life can be understood in rational terms if it is expressed in the language
of chemistryIt is an international language, a language without dialects, a
language for all of time, and a language that explains where we came from, 
what we are, and where the physical world will allow us to go.    Arthur Kornberg

Most people (except chemists) hate chemical formulas.    Francis Crick


What is a nine-letter word for biotechnology? Chemistry. Anonymous


Good friends are good for your health. Irwin Sarason


Art is I; Science is We. Claude Bernard

To access his obituary from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, click here. To access his obituary from ASBMB Today, the monthly news magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, click here or here.

Updated 14 October 2011 

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