With deep regret we would like to inform the community of Dr. Francine Morris’ passing last week. She arrived at JHU in 2008 to pursue a Ph.D. in the Chemistry Biology Interface Graduate Program and joined the Freel Meyers laboratory for research. Her dissertation entitled “Studies Toward Selective Inhibition of DXP Synthase in Non-mammalian Isoprenoid Biosynthesis” was completed in July 2013. She then completed a postdoctoral teaching-research fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Lehman College, and most recently held the position of Assistant Professor of Biology at Concordia College in New York. Click here for tributes and more details about Francine’s accomplishments.