Douglas L Coleman (1931-2014) born 1931 in Ontario, Canada, is Senior Staff Scientist, Emeritus of The Jackson Laboratory, Maine, USA. He obtained his BSc degree from McMaster University in 1954 and his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1958. He was elected a member of the US National Academy of Sciences in 1998. On 16 April 2014, Professor Coleman passed away in Lamoine, Maine, USA.


Jeffrey M Friedman, born 1954 in Orlando, Florida, is currently Marilyn M Simpson Professor of The Rockefeller University and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in 1976 and his PhD from the Rockefeller University in 1986. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.


16 June 2009, Hong Kong