Welcome to the new version of CaltechAUTHORS. Login is currently restricted to library staff. If you notice any issues, please email coda@library.caltech.edu
Published April 27, 2018 | public
Journal Article

Günter Blobel (1936–2018)


On 18 February, we lost our Ph.D. adviser, Günter Blobel, who succumbed to a battle with cancer at age 81. For both of us, it felt akin to losing a close family member. Typical of graduate students, we arrived in his lab unformed and malleable, and we eagerly absorbed not only information, logic, and experimental technique but also Günter's scientific mind-set. Perhaps the most important thing that Günter taught us is that science is not an ordinary job. He lived science as a passion, filled with emotions and purpose, with personality and intuitive preconceptions (that is, hypotheses), and with a keen eye on aesthetics and beauty in approach and execution.

Additional Information

© 2018 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. This is an article distributed under the terms of the Science Journals Default License.

Additional details

August 19, 2023
October 18, 2023