Lynn Margulis, 1938–2011
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Unquestionably the world’s leading advocate of the role of symbiosis in evolution, Lynn Margulis died at her home in Amherst, MA on November 22, 2011 after suffering a stroke. She was Distinguished University Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Furthermore, Lynn was a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest award in the USA for a scientist, and of the Linnean Society of London’s Darwin-Wallace medal. She leaves three sons, Dorion, Jeremy and Zachary, and a daughter, Jennifer.
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