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Obituary: Joyce Bruner-Lorand

March 22, 2010 | by Wendy Leopold
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Joyce Bruner-Lorand, who died March 15 at her Glencoe home, was for many years a mentor to the graduate students and post-doctorate fellows with whom she collaborated at Northwestern University's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Feinberg School of Medicine.

Bruner-Lorand worked for more than four decades as a research associate and senior research associate, primarily on NIH-sponsored projects in the Northwestern Evanston and Chicago campus laboratories of her husband, Laszlo Lorand, M.D. He is an emeritus research professor in cell and molecular biology and distinguished investigator at the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute in the Feinberg School of Medicine.

Bruner-Lorand earned her Ph.D. in zoology at the University of Iowa, where she specialized in mammalian reproductive endocrinology. As a research associate, she authored or co-authored numerous scientific articles.

Bruner-Lorand generously opened her home to many of the young researchers she worked with, offering them meals and a friendly ear about matters in and out of the laboratory.

She is survived not only by her husband but also by their daughter, Michele Lorand, M.D., son-in-law Paul B. Ringel, M.D., and grandchildren Lillian and Sam.

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