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Remembering Angelika 

Angelika Amon

Angelika Amon. Credit: Constance Brukin, courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives

The Koch Institute mourns the loss and honors the life of Angelika Amon, professor of biology and Kathleen and Curtis (1963) Marble Professor of Cancer Research, who died on October 29, 2020, at age 53, following a two-and-a-half-year battle with ovarian cancer. A pioneer in the study of aneuploidy, Amon made profound contributions to our understanding of the fundamental biology of the cell and the role of chromosome mis-segregation in cancer. Throughout her career, she inspired others with her characteristic perseverance, curiosity, and enthusiasm for discovery, and her broad interest in the world around her. Amon was a dedicated mentor and a fearless advocate for science and the rights of women and minorities. Her deep network of scientific collaborations and friendships reflects the light and passion she brought to every endeavor, both in and beyond the laboratory. Notes Koch Institute director Tyler Jacks, “Angelika was a force of nature... and has made an incredible impact on the world—one that will last long into the future.”

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