Adler and DeLuca celebration

The year 2020 marked an important and impressive occasion for two Emeritus Professors in the Department of Biochemistry. Both Julius Adler and Hector DeLuca celebrated their 90th birthdays.

The Department was hoping to celebrate Adler and DeLuca with a reception earlier this year, but COVID-19 halted those plans. Instead, we’ve asked former lab members and alumni to help us honor them by sharing some of the anecdotes and messages of appreciation you would have heard in person.

So grab some refreshments, pull up a chair, and read on as our Biochemistry friends regale us with tales of admiration, inspiration, and amusement. If you have your own tales or photos to share, please do. You can submit them here, and we’ll post them on our site.

Read celebration stories about Julius Adler.

Read celebration stories about Hector DeLuca.