[Leish-l] Loss of a dear friend Richard Ward
chncosta at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 23:39:38 BRST 2015
This is really a sad news.
I had not met him personally, but his advanced insights on longipalpis
complex still influence our thoughts on the enigma of kala-azar
urbanization in South America. A definitive influence on scientific
God bless his soul.
2015-10-28 22:04 GMT-03:00 <jeffreyj at usp.br>:
> It is with great sadness that I learned from Dave Hoole that Richard
> passed away yesterday morning (27th November). Richard began his sand fly
> journey with Ralph and myself in Belem and his keen insight into the
> longipalpis complex paved the way to our understanding of this tremendously
> important vector. His pioneer work on its colonization and artificial
> feeding led to the first experimental transmission of Leishmana infantum
> chagasi that was published in Nature. His friendship, kindness, patience
> and good humor will be remembered by his many friends and students.
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