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In memoriam: Bill Bates

Dr. Bill Bates, former head of the Department of Biology, died on April 9, 2017.

In 1966, he joined UNCG’s Department of Biology and served as head of the department from 1979 to 1988. He taught biochemistry, cell biology, radioisotope techniques and introductory biology during his career at UNCG. He retired in 2000 after 33 years on the UNCG faculty.

A native of Texas, he received degrees from Rice University and did postdoctoral research at Stanford.

At UNCG, he was hired by Dr. Eberhart as part of a group of faculty to increase the research mission of the Biology Department, and helped lead the department in making more advanced use of computers in teaching and research. His research work focused on enzyme activity in Neursopera crassa, a fungus that is a common model organism in Biology.

A 2 p.m. memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, 5926 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro.

His obituary may be viewed here.