Colleagues and Friends,
It is with deep sadness that I convey the message that Estela Medrano was killed the morning of August 30 in a car accident on her way home from the airport. What a loss. Estela was an outstanding scientist and a wonderful colleague. She was just about to become the new Society for Melamoma Research (SMR) Secretary/Treasurer. Such a tragedy and a profound loss for her family, friends and pigment cell community. A Memorial Lecture and memorial are being planned.
As a tribute in her memory, a post at the IFPCS blog (www.ifpcs.org/blog/?p=193) will publish all comments received from people wishing to remember Estela Medrano. Please add a comment or send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be attached to this post.
*Picture from her lab web page at Baylor College of Medicine