Prof. Ronald Nagel Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

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Ronald L. Nagel was professor emeritus of medicine and of physiology and biophysics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and former chief of the unified division of hematology at Einstein and Montefiore. He graduated from medical school in Chile in 1960, and following 3 years of post-doctoral research in Chile,... read morehe moved to the NIH in 1963. During this time he was under the mentorship of Dr. Helen Ranney, with whom he published many papers on haemoglobin. During his career he collaborated with Dr. Mary Fabry, and Dr. Silvio Baez and Dr Dhananjay Kaul. His work made major advancements in our understanding of hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Dr. Nagel retired in 2008; during his career he published over 300 papers, and was co-author of 5 books on haemoglobin, as well as being a keen poet.
Dr. Nagel died on April 16th 2016, following a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife, Marta Hallett, and their daughter Claudia, and by his first wife, Isabel Tellez, and their three children, Andrea, Pablo and Alexander; along with his grand-daughter, Siena.