“Dr. George Palade, chairman of the section of cell biology, was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, for his discoveries concerning the structural and functional organizations of the cell. He shares the honor with Dr. Albert Claude, his former professor and colleague at Rockefeller University, and Dr. Christian de Duve. ... [Palade’s] skill and his enthusiasm for unraveling the intricacies of the fine structures of cells attracted many students and research associates to his laboratory. ... There is seemingly no letup in the pace at which new and important observations emerge from the Palade laboratory.”