[3dem] Sad news about Ken Downing

Jonathan Remis jonathan.remis at northwestern.edu
Sun Aug 5 17:23:30 PDT 2018


I met Ken when I started working as a tech in Bob Glaeser's lab back in 2004. At the time I had no idea what an amazing person Ken was but over the next 8 years it became obvious how lucky I was to be able to share his company.  I'll always fondly remember having coffee at Donner lab with Ken and talking about the news or problems with experiments or anything at all.   He was a great man and I will miss him. 


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Northwestern University
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From: 3dem [3dem-bounces at ncmir.ucsd.edu] on behalf of A.J.Koster at lumc.nl [A.J.Koster at lumc.nl]
Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 5:24 PM
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Subject: Re: [3dem] Sad news about Ken Downing

What unbelievably sad news. Ken was such a nice and pleasant person. A pioneer who shaped the field and was open and welcoming to newcomers like myself at the time. My condolences to his family.
Bram Koster
Leiden University Medical  Center
The Netherlands

On 4 Aug 2018, at 18:25, Evangel Nogales De La Morena <enogales at lbl.gov<mailto:enogales at lbl.gov>> wrote:

Dear all,

It is with great sadness and disbelief that we write to let you know that Ken Downing passed away last night, peacefully, at his house, surrounded by his loving family.

Ken made numerous contributions to our field and was respected and loved by everyone that knew him. His unique sense of humor, his kindness and his insights will be deeply missed.

Eva Nogales and Sharon Wolf


Eva Nogales
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
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