Samuel Karlin, an emeritus professor of mathematics at Stanford University, died at age 83. Karlin was interested in bioinformatics and mathematical biology and helped early genome sequencing efforts. When Jonathan Eisen was at Stanford, Karlin was one of his mentors. "[I] spent three years meeting on and off with Sam in his office discussing various aspects of genome and gene sequence analysis. We did not always agree. But I think I learned more about bioinformatics from those meetings with Sam than from anything else I have done in my career," he writes.
Sam Karlin Dies at 83
Jan 03, 2008