Yale University researcher Elisabetta Ullu died earlier this month of breast cancer.

Among Ullu's achievements was the discovery of RNAi in the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei. According to Yale, she also contributed to the development of tools and techniques for manipulating the gene-silencing technology.

She was a member of the Genome and Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Study Sections of the National Institutes of Health, and was co-Director of the NIH training grant in Molecular Parasitology at Yale.

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