It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Dr. John Carlin Roder, FRSC, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
John held an appointment in Molecular Genetics from 1987, until his retirement. He was one of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute's first scientists, recruited by Lou Siminovitch in 1985 from Queens University, and he spent over 30 years at LTRI as a Senior Scientist.
John was an amazing scientist and truly caring person. In mid-career, he decided to switch his entire scientific focus from natural killer cells and immunology to the genetics of neuroscience, and went on to become a world leader in this field.
Our deepest condolences to John’s wife, Mary-Lou, and to John's family. Canada has lost a giant in neuroscience, they have lost a most wonderful man.
- Dr. Leah Cowen, Professor & Chair
See Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute announcement
See The Toronto Star obituary