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Dr. Fred Sherman, UR genetics pioneer, dies

Rochester, N.Y. -  A professor that the University of Rochester calls a major contributor to the field of modern genetics, has died.

Dr. Fred Sherman passed away last week at the age of 81.

Sherman researched the structure of genes, and the effects of genetic mutations on proteins in yeast.

The U of R says research using yeast is now conducted at virtually all research centers worldwide, due to Sherman's work.

 
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