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Marilyn Farquhar

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Marilyn Farquhar


Department: Cell Biology and Pathology

Years active at Yale: 1973-1990

Dr. Farquhar is being recognized as a pioneer in the study of cell structure and function. She was a Sterling Professor of Cell Biology at Yale and known for her electron microscope studies. She studies the interplay between cell signaling and protein trafficking. She has been recognized for her seminal work in the regulation of protein trafficking and signaling in endocrine and exocrine cells and for defining the molecular mechanisms of glomerular filtration and pathology.She is professor and founding chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Farquhar received the E.B. Wilson medal, the highest honor bestowed by The American Society for Cell Biology. She has also received the Excellence in Science Award, established by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology to honor outstanding achievement by women in biological science. She passed away in 2019 at the age of 91.