Beth Levine, Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology, Director of the Center for Autophagy Research and Charles Cameron Sprague Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), died in June 2020 after a long battle with cancer., according to a statement posted online on June. 16, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
ASM @ASMicrobiology wrote
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
A legendary, elegant, & awe inspiring Physician-Scientist; Very sad indeed Rest In Peace, Dr. Beth Levine 🙏 https://t.co/bNcJGBXCts
— Vishal Patel (@Vishal_D_Patel) June 16, 2020
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Sad for the loss of Dr. Beth Levine. Her pioneering discoveries on autophagy advanced many fields, including brain diseases. Thoughts are with Dr. Milton Packer and her family. https://t.co/0lc8jyllyl
— Mark Goldberg (@MarkGoldbergMD) June 16, 2020
I am deeply saddened by the loss of colleague Beth Levine, who inspired me from the first time we met at my recruitment to UTSW. She was deeply supportive of me and my trainees, a generosity on par with her world class science. I am humbled and grateful to have known her. https://t.co/sjoC84H4DR
— John Schoggins (@jschoggins) June 16, 2020