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Robert Adelstein

Dr. Robert Simon Adelstein

January 16, 1934 - May 7, 2024
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    You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Company by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list.

3.Reasons the Company Collects Personal Information

Company collects your Personal Information because it helps deliver a superior online experience, gives you convenient access to the Site for browsing, and allows key features of the Site to function properly. In order to better provide you with this superior level of customer service, our Site collects two types of information (referred to in this policy as "Personal Information") about our visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. In addition, your Personal Information helps Company keep you informed about the latest announcements, special offers, and events that you might like to hear about.

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Company may contract with third-party service providers to assist it in better understanding its Site Users. These service providers are not permitted to use the Non-Personally Identifiable Information collected on Company’s behalf except to help it conduct and improve its business.

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Company may be sold, sell or buy businesses or assets of businesses, or merge with another business. In such transactions, Personal Information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Company, a line of business of Company, or substantially all the assets of Company are transferred, Personal Information may well be one of the transferred assets. Company will make a reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site, and to notify you via e-mail to the most recent e-mail address that you have provided of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

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    Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to Company. Company does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13, but because some information is collected electronically, it can appear to be the Personal Information of someone over the age of 13, and will be treated as such by this Policy. If a child under 13 submits Personal Information and Company learns that Personal Information pertains to a child under 13, it will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. It is Company’s policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore, Company restricts the Site and all other provided services to persons 18 years or older.

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    Unless stated otherwise, Company’s current Policy applies to all information that Company has about you, your account, and access to the Site. By using the Site, you consent to this Policy and having your Personal Information and data transferred and processed as described.

Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, May 9th, 2024 | 9:30am
    When
    Thursday, May 9th, 2024 9:30am
    Location
    Sol Levinson's Chapel
    Address
    8900 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208
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  • Interment

    Location
    Beth Tfiloh Cemetery
    Address
    5660 Windsor Mill Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21207
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  • Shiva

    Location
    Family Residence
    Address
    3309 Shopo Road
    Pikesville, Maryland 21208
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    Notes
    Following interment Thursday with a service at 6:30pm. The family will be receiving on Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Donations

Donations are being accepted for:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Building 31 Room 5A48
31 Center Drive, MSC 2486, Bethesda, MD 20892

University of Maryland Medical Center Foundation - R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

P.O. Box 64573, Baltimore, MD 21298

Obituary

Dr. Robert Simon Adelstein, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife, Miriam Adelstein (nee Appleman); loving children, Benjamin (Sean-Ha) Adelstein, Sandy (Oscar) Matatquin and Michael (Michelle) Adelstein; dear brother, James (Mary) Adelstein; and cherished grandchildren, Jacob Adelstein, Josh Adelstein, Anna Adelstein and Jason Adelstein. Robert was predeceased by his devoted daughter-in-law, Janean Adelstein; and loving parents, Belle and George Adelstein.

Dr. Adelstein spent 61 years at the NIH as a physician scientist, devoting his life to bettering the lives of others as a noble and humble mentor and leader. He was particularly devoted to his family and loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Services at Sol Levinson's Chapel, 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208, on Thursday, May 9th, 2024, at 9:30 am. Interment Beth Tfiloh Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Building 31 Room 5A48, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2486, Bethesda, MD 20892; or the University of Maryland Medical Center Foundation - R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, P.O. Box 64573, Baltimore, MD 21298. The family will be in mourning at 3309 Shopo Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208 following interment Thursday with a service at 6:30pm. The family will be receiving on Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
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Masakatsu Nishikawa

Posted at 02:30am
Masakatsu Nishikawa
Previuos Pfofessor of Mie University Hospital (Japan).
Bob's Family members,
With deepest sympathy as I remember Bob.
I had worked as a postdoctal fellow at LMC of NIH from 1981 to 1984. I had learned a lot of things such as scientific research, and he helped my family life as well as our travelling in United State.
I am very sorry to hear of Bob's death.
Rest in piece.
From MASA
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Seiji Umemoto

Posted at 04:10am
Seiji Umemoto,
Former prof. of Hiroshima University Hospital and Jim Sellers lab post-doc member

Miriam, Sandy, and Bob’s Family members,

I would like to express my sincere condolences to hear of Bob's passing.
When I was worked as a postdoctoral fellow at LMC of NIH from 1987 to 1989, Bob always accompanied me with his kind but strict way. I still remember how warmly he kept an eye on me. Even after I returned to Japan, Bob always concerned about our future.

Bob’s lovely family members and we witnessed his pleasant and warmful character and unblemished values will serve us well.

Good-bye Bob. Rest in peace. Your magnificent legacy lives on.
TG

Thirupugal Govindarajan

Posted at 06:53pm
Dear Bob
I was shocked to hear about your passing, and words can't fully convey how deeply saddened I am. You weren't a mentor to me; you were a guiding light, an inspiration, and a pillar of strength. Your belief in my potential love for science and care for others made you feel like family.
The memories we shared will always hold a place in my heart. Your wisdom, kindness, and passion for research have impacted my life, shaping who I am today. Though you may no longer be with us physically, your spirit will continue to lead me. I'll carry forward the lessons you taught me: never stop asking questions, face challenges with courage, and strive for excellence. Your influence is not a memory but a force that drives me.
As I bid farewell to you, I find solace in knowing that your legacy lives on through the lives you've touched and the minds you've inspired. Your memory will remain a guiding light, reminding me never to lose hope and to pursue my dreams with determination. Rest in peace, Bob. You will be greatly missed.
Yours
Thiru (Former postdoc of Bob)
JH

Jonathan Heafitz

Posted at 11:32am
Miriam, Ben, Sandy, and Michael,
I was so sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was such a wonderful man and leaves an amazing legacy. I will forever be appreciative of the opportunity that he gave to me in 1997 to work as a lab tech for Sachiyo. I don't know that I was ever cut out for either practicing medicine or as a researcher, but I'd like to think that just as my grandfather Joseph influenced Bob's decision to chart a path at NIH, my experience at LMC helped me to realize that I could help shape people's lives through a career path other than as a practitioner (in my case, health care policy).

More importantly, I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know Bob and Miriam over the years since. As a young 20-something, newly-transplanted to DC, Bob made sure that I always had a place to attend Yizkor services, and I enjoyed being able to spend that time with him to catch up on the Schild side of the family.

I am glad that I had the opportunity to pay my respects and hear your amazing memorial tributes in Pikesville last week. Thank you for sharing "Bobby" (as my mother would always call him) with us for all these years.
-Jonathan Heafitz (son of Lesley Schild Bunim Heafitz)
IC

Indra Chandrasekar

Posted at 10:01pm
Someone quoted the giving tree at the service. His legacy will live on forever for the many contributions he has made to the scientific community. He was also profoundly generous in sharing the resources (mouse models) that was developed in his lab to enable continued progress in the field. Thank you, Dr. Adelstein, I am just one of the many grateful scientists.
MT

Masayuki Takahashi

Posted at 09:05pm
I am very sorry to hear Bob’s passing away. I will never forget Bob always treated me kindly and showed me how interesting nonmuscle myosin research could be. With deepest sympathy as I remember Bob.
MT

Masayuki Takahashi

Posted at 09:04pm
I am very sorry to hear Bob’s passing away. I will never forget Bob always treated me kindly and showed me how interesting nonmuscle myosin research could be. With deepest sympathy as I remember Bob.
SK

Sachiyo Kawamoto

Posted at 11:21pm
Sachiyo Kawamoto, Staff Scientist
Bob made my almost 40 years life in the US, both professional and personal, very happy. This is due to his passion and patience in research and his warm and kind-hearted and honest personality. When I go back to my home country Japan and think back my time in the US, I am sure Bob is always there.
GC

Glenn, Ytta and Susanna Carr

Posted at 07:11pm
You will never meet a better man than Bob Adelstein. The ultimate devoted and loving family man who deeply cared for humanity through his career and deeds. A remarkable life and he accomplished so much with great humility and pride. We were blessed to know him. Sending our love and comfort in this difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing in the years ahead.
GM

Gerard I Bazile, Jim Sellers lab member

Posted at 10:23am
Call me Bob! Well, I could not tell him where I hailed from, that was not acceptable. Well, these things are frowned upon in Andromeda, the constellation, that is. Moreover, he was a much senior commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service. That would not make for good order and discipline. As an effective leader, he had his pulse on the LMC. He let things sort themselves out. The United Nations could take some pointers from his leadership. I met people from all over the world who worked with each other, as if they knew each other for the longest time. There was a cast of "suspicious" characters who went thru the LMC, including your humble servant, who remained very close to this very day. There was one particular member who would constantly put down anything made in the US. I am sure he heard about it. He must have had a good laugh. After all, in the US, one is entitled to one's own opinions. I wanted to play the Luca Brazzi to his Don Corleone. But I could not get myself to approach him and get his permission to "regulate" this guy. He probably would laugh, first, and then try to make me see things differently.
Dr. Adelstein was a closet "yellow beret". I recently learned from a past interview he was a supporter of the Civil Rights. He must have had a ball when I presented myself in his office requesting to join his lab. That booming voice and dry wit in the hallway, 8th floor of Bldg 10, will stay with me for the rest of my life. He was kind to everyone.

May you rest in peace, my Chief.
AS

Antoine Smith

Posted at 09:31am
I worked with Bob for 25 years as a tech, he was kind hearted , funny , loyal and always encouraging. When i first started at NIH around 1990 I remember him telling me he met Albert Einstein when he was a student at Princeton, all I thought was my God you are old...lol, now I am about the same age he was when he told that story. Time flies and you remember the people who made an impact in your life along the way, Bob was definitely that person to me. I remember thinking what a great Man you would become with a father like him, I think that indicates how I felt about him. Bob you will truly be missed, say Hi to Yvette for me. You had a good run !
BC

Brant Weinstein, NIH (NICHD) colleague

Posted at 08:53am
I had met Bob only briefly at conferences before I was recruited to the NIH as an investigator many years ago, but I still remember how he made a big point of welcoming me when I arrived and helped make me feel like I had landed in a community of friends. He was a great scientist and warm and generous person - I will miss him!
RS

Rhona Simon

Posted at 10:49pm
Dear Mike, Jacob, Josh, and Anna,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. May you be comforted by special memories during this most difficult time, and may his memory be for a blessing.
AW

Aibing Wang

Posted at 10:19pm
Former Postdoctoral of Bob. I am deeply saddened by the loss of my postdoctoral advisor, Dr. Adelstein, whose guidance profoundly shaped my career and life. He was more than a mentor; he was a compassionate individual who genuinely cared for my family and me. Dr. Adelstein's support and wisdom have left an indelible mark on us, and his kindness extended far beyond professional boundaries. He will be dearly missed, but his impact and the memories of his generosity will continue to inspire and comfort us. Thank you, Dr. Adelstein, for everything. Your legacy will always be cherished.
XB

Xuefei Ma, Former Staff Scientist of Bob

Posted at 05:55pm
Bob is a wonderful scientist and a great mentor. I lost a great mentor for my career and my life. I cannot express how sad I am feeling. I will miss Bob.....
JB

Jim Sellers, PI, NHLBI, Former Postdoc of Bob

Posted at 05:30pm
Bob had a profound effect on both my professional and personal life. My early training with him taught me to be a better scientist, but watching the generous and kind way he treated people while allowing his native humor to come out taught me to be a better person. We had a great time discussing science and life over the years. It is always amazing when you can have a mentor for most of your life. I will miss him terribly, but will never forget him. I have so many fond and humorous memories that I can laugh just as much as I can cry right now. I’m sure Bob would prefer that I laugh!
AC

Ana Paspera, Staff Scientist, NHLBI, colleague

Posted at 05:30pm
It's indeed sad news l. Great minds like Bob's leave a permanent mark on us all. I totally agree, Bob was one of the most compassionate and kind-hearted individuals I've had the privilege to know. Hearing this news weighs heavy on our hearts.

He's been really missed at every CBDC holiday gathering since the onset of COVID-19. I'll always cherish the memories of his remarkable sense of humor, his inspiring leadership, and his endless generosity.

Rest in peace, Bob. Your legacy will continue to shine brightly in our hearts and minds
CC

Clare Waterman, PI, NHLBI, Colleague and collaborator

Posted at 05:30pm
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so sad. A loss of such a warm, wonderful, giving and brilliant man. My heart hurts
FM

Fei Wang, Scientific Adminstrator NIGMS, Former Sellers Lab member

Posted at 05:29pm
Really sorry to hear Bob’s passing. Attached is a slide in my 2003 leaving-LMC talk where Bob at his younger days. He was such an energetic person. It is hard to know that he left us already.

I still remember the MANY MANy MAny Many many lab meetings where I would present my BBMI expression data and Bob would ask questions which sent me to do many more experiments. It turned out that BBMI was not soluble no matter what I tried. But thanks to Bob, I became an expert in protein expression in the process.

Sorry that I won’t be able to attend Bob’s service. Please pass my condolences to his family. I will forever remember Bob, his jokes and his scientific professionalism.
JC

John Hammer, PI, NHLBI Colleague

Posted at 05:29pm
A wonderful person and a great scientist. As with Ed, the end of an era.
SP

Sarah Heissler, Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, Former Sellers Lab postdo

Posted at 05:29pm
That is so sad – RIP Bob. He was a true giant with an exquisite sense of humor! He will be missed.
RB

Ralph Shohet, Professor at the University of Hawaii, Former postdoc of Bob

Posted at 05:29pm
I am so glad that I was able to chat with Bob a couple of weeks ago. He gave me a great gift, his open, generous approach to science that I have tried to emulate. I will miss him.

Neil Billington, Core Director, West Virginia University, Former Sellers Lab member and collaborator of Bob

That’s so sad. He was such a lovely guy and an amazing mentor. It’s rare to meet such a character in life and much rarer to find one who is also a great scientist. He will certainly be missed by many at NIH and beyond.

Our deepest condolences to the Adelstein family
YC

Yosuke Muoyama, PI NHLBI, Colleague

Posted at 05:28pm
I am speechless…He was a wonderful person and a great mentor. I learned a lot from him during the many years I sat next to his office until his retirement. It’s truly saddening to hear of his passing…
MP

Michael Schneider, Professor Emeritas Imperial University, UK, Former Bob postdoc

Posted at 05:28pm
Like all who had the unique pleasure of working with your father, I am most sorry to learn of this sad news. Devastating of course, even at 90.

I was in his Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology in the early ‘80’s. Though most of the work then dealt with the turkey gizzard (leftover parts of the turkeys shared with his technicians for Thanksgiving, which got your father in trouble with the NIH property officers !), it set me on the lifelong path of applying molecular biology to heart muscle, using genetically engineered mice during my time at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, then using human heart muscle grown in the lab from stem cells at Imperial College London.

What I owe your father is immeasurable - not just as a springboard to my later career but also through his obvious love of doing science, irrepressible curiosity, and — most importantly of all — meticulous abiding thoughtfulness toward his co-workers and trainees.

I was fortunate, as is said, to stand on the shoulders of a giant.
MC

Mike Sheetz, Professor at the University of Texas, Galvanstan, Colleague

Posted at 05:27pm
It is with sadness that I reply. Bob was a wonderful colleague. Not only did he make important contributions to the field but also he helped others to make important contributions through advice and critical reagents. He will be sorely missed.
MC

Miguel Vincente Manzanares, Associate Professor at Universidad de Coimbra, Spain, Collaborator

Posted at 05:27pm
Many thanks for letting us know. Bob was not only a terrific scientist, but an overall excellent person. I always remember (and tell my students) of the day I met him, at ASCB 2007 in DC. Coming from Spain and being new to the field, I had read many of his transformative contributions to the field, and I was super-scared of meeting him. He was, after all, a true giant in the field. I had been commissioned by Rick (Horwitz) to introduce myself to Bob and pique his interest about writing a review on myosin II and cell migration together (we had just published my first post-doc paper in JCB earlier that year). He came around one of our posters, eating a tangerine, and introduced himself with the nicest sentence a post-doc can hear: "I've seen your paper and I thought it was great!". Bob was super-excited about writing together. He took me away from the poster area to the dining room, where we sat for over 2h, drawing panels and scribbling ideas on napkins. At the same time, he would intersperse fun stories about his

young days, his time at, I think, Stuyvesant high school in NY, his time with Tom Pollard and his grandchildren. That review we wrote together ended up being his (and mine, of course) most cited paper, per Scopus.

I went in expecting a giant, and came out having met a fun, interesting and uber-generous mensch with 1001 stories and a big heart (must have been all that myosin). As Mike (Sheetz) just wrote, he'll be sorely missed. Goodbye, Bob, you made our lives richer.
MC

Michelle Peckham, Professor University of Leeds, UK Colleague

Posted at 05:27pm
He was also very good to me on my trips across, with people in his lab helping me out to make cells, and lots of lovely discussions both while I was there, and by email. As you say, he was such a lovely, friendly person. A very sad day indeed.
KB

Kim Han, NHLBI, Former Postdoc of Bob

Posted at 05:27pm
He was a great scientist and mentor for me. Always he opened his door to have conversation and supported to my immigrant life as well as research. I learned the meaning of “heart to heart” from him.

Sending love, memories and prayers to his family during this difficult time.
JC

Jim Spudich, Professor Emeritas at Stanford, Colleague

Posted at 05:26pm
Bob was a wonderful friend and colleague! It is very sad to learn of his passing. I first met Bob at the 1992 Cold Spring Harbor meeting on muscle contraction, and from the moment we met, it was clear that he was a very special person in our scientific community. Not only was he a gifted scientist, but ‘Generosity’ was his middle name. He was very helpful and encouraging to Anna (Spudich) as she was joining the field of cytoskeletal research. We will all miss him and think of him often.
SB

Sidhu Jana, Professor at the Indian Association for the Advancement of Science, India, Former Postdoc of Bob

Posted at 05:26pm
Very sad to hear the sad news. I will take time to accept the loss but my memory with Bob will remain forever. He was such a nice person I have never seen, even in my own home country. Please let me know if you/NHLBI organize any symposium in the memory of Bob, I will surely try to attend. Or any obituary. I can share my memoir. "Bob, wherever you are , I can see your smiling face. RIP".
GP

Giovanna Cuda, Professor at Reggio Calabria University, Italy, Former Sellers Lab postdoc

Posted at 05:25pm
Jim, you and Bob were the first to welcome me more than 30 years ago when, as a fresh graduate, I came to NIH to work in your lab.

I remember his encouragement when I spoke at lab meetings or presented work at the journal club.

His smile and the joy he conveyed will forever remain imprinted in my memory.

I appreciated his enormous culture, not just the scientific one, and his great humanity. Always ready to say a word for those among us who were in difficulty.

And that's exactly how I want to remember him: cheerful, optimistic and with a big heart.

Rest in peace, dear Bob!
PC

Peter Gunning, Professor at New South Wales University in Australia, Colleague

Posted at 05:25pm
Bob was my perfect image of the gentleman scientist committed to helping the research community go forward and prepared to do the hard yards in breaking open a field. We talked often of isoforms and the difficulty of unravelling individual function. Attendance at ASCB was my yearly chance to catch up with him and share science and personal stories. His generosity and support will never be forgotten. He gave to us all with a true generosity of spirit.
KC

Kathy Trybus, Professor at the University of Vermont, Colleague

Posted at 05:25pm
Also from Susan Lowey, Professor at the University of Vermont, Colleague

Bob was a genuine and generous person that left a positive impact on so many people. Very sad to hear of his passing. I know Susan (Lowey) always thought of him fondly as the brother she never had.
AC

Alpha Yap, Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, former collaborato

Posted at 05:25pm
We have lost a fine man. I don’t think I can add anything to what has already been said.

I was honored and priviledged to have known and worked with Bob.
DB

Dave Warshaw, Professor at Vermont, Colleague of Bob

Posted at 05:24pm
Although this is sad news, whenever I think of Bob the thought always has and always will bring a smile to my face. Being a phenomenal scientist is one thing, but being a real mensch is a gift he gave to us all. As a muscle physiologist, I always wondered what we would learn from studies on non-muscle myosins, which Bob was one of the founding fathers. How short-sighted I was. With grace and enthusiasm, Bob convinced the scientific community that biological motility wasn’t limited to muscle contraction but that non-muscle myosin function and regulation is embedded in many of the most critical cellular processes.

I will miss his Brooklyn accent, which he never lost
TB

Tom Pollard, Professor Emeritas at Yale, Collaborator of Bob

Posted at 05:24pm
Bob and I worked together when I did my military service at NIH 1969-71 in Ed Korn’s lab across the hall from Bob’s lab. As an MD without experience in practical biochemistry, I was very grateful for Bob’s advice about how to purify proteins, including actin. (Although better known for his work on myosin, Bob

was the first to show the value of gel filtration for purifying actin.) I focused on Acanthamoeba myosin-I but also helped Bob characterize myosin-II that he and Mike Kuehl purified from human platelets.

Our friendship spanned more than five decades. I looked forward to seeing Bob when the ASCB or Biophysical Society met in Washington (and sometimes elsewhere). We enjoyed sharing news about our families along with progress in the lab. Always curious, Bob had an endearing ability to be both cheerful and earnest.

Goodbye Bob, I was fortunate to be your friend.
DB

Dan Kiehart, Professor at Duke University, Colleague of Bob

Posted at 05:23pm
Very sad to hear. Bob was always so kind and generous to me. I will miss his cheerful and warm countenance, and penetrating questions at posters and talks. Best to the family
JS

Judith Toth, PI at the Institute for Enzymology, Hungary, former Sellers lab graduate student

Posted at 05:21pm
Also from Stoci Kovacs, Professor at Etvos Lorand University, Hungary, former Sellers lab postdoc

We are deeply saddened to learn about Bob's passing. We feel fortunate to have known and worked with him, especially during our formative years at NIH. Bob played an instrumental role in shaping our early scientific careers and those of many others. His leadership extended far beyond the confines of the laboratory; he cultivated an environment where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds could collaborate creatively. Bob was not only interested in the scientific progress of his staff but also deeply invested in their personal well-being. He fostered a genuine sense of community and encouraged open discourse, creating a supportive and inclusive atmosphere that allowed everyone to thrive. We must say that for us, it was the most fun period of our scientific lives. Bob valued meaningful interactions and believed in the power of collaboration and camaraderie. Under his guidance, our lab meetings and journal clubs were informative and enjoyable, without any psychological pressure. We recently realized that we had implemented the same reporting system in our laboratories when we started up in Hungary. Stoci was particularly grateful for the opportunity to collaborate closely with Bob on a manuscript focusing on disease-associated NM2b and NM2c mutants. His insights and guidance were invaluable, and Stoci will always cherish the memories of their discussions and the meticulous process of crafting the manuscript word by word. Moreover, the impact of Bob's mentorship extended beyond our time at the NIH. Years later, during a biophysical meeting, a serendipitous conversation between Stoci, Xuefei, and Bob led to the emergence of a highly successful project, where using non-contractile NM2b mutants, they elucidated the role of passive tension maintenance and actin organization in cytokinesis, challenging conventional wisdom. This work garnered recognition, including the prestigious Orloff Prize. Bob's legacy as a scientist, mentor, and leader will continue to inspire us all. With heartfelt sympathy for the family,
MB

Mary Pato, Professor Emeritas at the University of Saskatchewan, Former Post doc of Bob

Posted at 05:20pm
We are very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was an excellent mentor, a well-respected scientist, and a great friend. He was a major influence in establishing my career. I very much enjoyed the time I spent in his lab during my postdoctoral training and three sabbatical leaves. His knowledge,

patience, kindness, and great sense of humour attracted me as well as many other trainees, and colleagues to his lab. He is well loved, admired, and will be greatly missed.
MB

Mark Peifer, Professor at the University of North Carolina, Colleague of Bob

Posted at 05:20pm
To Miriam and the family of Bob Adelstein

I’m a Professor at UNC-CH and like Bob a cell biologist. He was a giant in our field, whose work on myosin re-wrote our textbooks and greatly influenced our own work, He also was known in the field as an amazing mentor, who helped generations of young scientists move on in their own careers. He’ll be missed but though his work and those he mentored he will live on.
LB

Leslie Leinwand, Professor at the University of Colorado, Colleague of Bob

Posted at 05:19pm
Thanks so much for letting us know. Bob was such a good scientist but also a good person. He will be missed.
RN

Robert Balaban, Former Scientific Director of NHLBI

Posted at 05:19pm
He was a great scientist and a remarkable person. His compassion for people was unmatched in my experience. Bob and Ed leaving us this year is sad…..

Bob was the best person I have met in a long time!!!
DB

Doug Robinson, Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Colleague of Bob’s

Posted at 05:18pm
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Bob was an inspirational, warm-hearted scientist, colleague, and friend. I always looked forward to seeing him at meetings where we always had great conversations, especially about the role of myosins in disease. I appreciate all his insight that he willingly shared and for his supportive demeanor as I was navigating my own research career. He will be seriously missed. I wish you peace and comfort in this time.
DP

Debby Silver, Professor at Duke University, Former Sellers lab postbac

Posted at 05:18pm
Thank you for sharing. I am so so sad to hear this. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Bob had an enormous impact on my career- giving me my first start as a summer student, when I had no experience and then continuing to hire me! Even more recently Bob generously shared reagents with me. I have always been inspired by his mentoring, kind and caring nature, and scientific approach. Please share my deepest condolences with his family.
TP

Takeshi Sakamoto, Assoc Prof at Wayne State University. Former Sellers lab postdoc

Posted at 05:17pm
It is very sad news. I agree that Bob is a true role model as a scientist and person.
EH

Estelle Harvey

Posted at 04:11pm
To the family
I was sadden to hear of Bob Adelstein’s transition. I can fondly remember him as a boss, mentor, and truly a good friend. I had the privilege of working for him for twenty three years. He will forever remain in my heart. My condolences and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Thinking of you. Estelle V. Harvey
MS

Michael Sack

Posted at 01:35pm
My heartfelt condolences. Bob was a most generous colleague, a thoughtful and impactful scientist and a true humble human being. In essence he made a great impact and was a true Mensch.
SB

Sandy Benney

Posted at 11:19am
Bob always attended our wonderful current events class, led by Dr. Robert O. Freedman (Bob) here at 2700 on Thursday mornings. Although Miriam and Bob have not lived in our condo community very long, their presence has enriched us all. Miriam's beautiful music from her piano has made our hallways a place to linger and Bob's constant smile has made all of us smile inside and out. He will be missed by us, but he has enriched the scientific world with his 61 years of contributions to NIH and therefore all of us. Rest in peace Bob.
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