We mourn the loss of Sam Boldissar (1992-2017) who passed away in a rock climbing accident this March at Joshua Tree National Park. Sam (center left in the photo above, beside Mattanjah) was first and foremost our friend who had a brilliant mind and passion for science, the California outdoors, and his family and friends. Sam was ever humble and his enjoyment of life was infectious. We are better for knowing him and absolutely devastated he is no longer here.
Can't stop the spirits when they need you
This life is more than just a read through
-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sam had his hands in everything within our lab and we are currently preparing his works for publication. Please look forward firstly to his work on the photorelaxation dynamics of 6-thioguanine (submitted) in the coming months.