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[Photosynthesis] Ilya Vassiliev

Bridgette Barry bridgette.barry at chemistry.gatech.edu
Mon Aug 29 09:21:04 EST 2005

Dear Friends:

By now, you have heard about Dr. Ilya Vassiliev's tragic death.  Ilya 
was hit by a car on July 31st and died of his injuries on August 
10th.  He leaves his wife, Elena Vassiliev, and their 15-year-old 
son, Ilya. 

Ilya made many scientific contributions to the field of 
photosynthesis, both from his research at Moscow State University and 
his research at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of 
Nebraska, Pennsylvania State University, and the Georgia Institute of 
Technology.  Ilya obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Moscow State 
University in 1988.  He came to the U.S. in 1993 and spent time in 
the laboratories of Dr. Paul Falkowski and Dr. John Golbeck, before 
accepting a position at Signature Bioscience in CA.  He joined my 
group at Georgia Tech in the fall of 2003.  He was an outstanding 
scientist and a good friend and colleague to all of us who worked 
with him.
To alleviate his family's financial difficulties, Ilya's friends at 
Georgia Tech have established the Ilya Vassiliev Memorial Fund.  It 
is our intention that these funds will be used to help with any 
immediate financial needs and with his son's college education.  Our 
goal is to raise $50,000 by soliciting contributions from Ilya's 
friends and coworkers. 
You are invited to contribute to this fund by making your gift 
payable to the Ilya Vassiliev Memorial Fund and sending it to the 
Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Sciences, Office of the 
Dean, Attn: Development, Atlanta, GA 30332-0365. 

Professor Bridgette Barry
315 Ferst Drive
Petit Institue of Bioengineering and Bioscience
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Office:  3311 IBB
Office Phone 404-385-6085
FAX: 404-894-2295
Lab Phone: 404-385-1333
email: bridgette.barry at chemistry.gatech.edu

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