Allan Wilson

Joe Felsenstein joe at GENETICS.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon Jul 22 14:12:26 EST 1991

I have just heard that Allan Wilson has died.  He was undergoing bone-marrow
transplant therapy for leukemia here in Seattle.

The research news article "Systematics Goes Molecular" in the 22 February
1991 issue of Science (251: 872-874) traces the impact of graduates of his
laboratory on molecular systematics.  It was in effect a tribute to Allan

Others will have much to say about Allan's (very large) contribution to
molecular evolution.  I will only comment that his orientation toward making
molecular data illuminate evolutionary processes was one of the reasons his
laboratory has been such a large force in molecular evolution.

Joe Felsenstein, Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
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