Howard Schachman, American biochemist, Died at 97


Howard K. Schachman died on August 3, 2016.

He was a Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley.

Howard Schachman received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1948.

Schachman has been on the faculty of UC Berkeley ever since.

Howard signed but protested the loyalty oath required by the Regents of the University of California during McCarthyism.

During 1966, Howard was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1968 to the United States National Academy of Sciences.

Among his many other honors, Howard received the AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award 2000.

The “Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award” of the ASBMB was named after him.

On each spring, he teaches the MCB 293C course on Ethical Conduct of Research required for NIH-funded students.

Howard Schachman passed away at 97 years old.