I was astonished to hear this aweful news. My first new ciliate species (Frontonia lynni 2015)was dedicated to him and got advised by him for one hour in ciliatology at Weibo Song's lab as a masters student.

He will be deeply missed by our Chinese ciliate research community.


On Friday, June 29, 2018, Juan Carlos Gutierrez <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm so sorry about Denis Lynn's death.  I met him here in Madrid a long time
and I found out that he was not only a great protistologist but also a great

He will be missed!

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Gutiérrez
Catedrático de Microbiología
Dpto. Genética, Fisiología y Microbiología
Unidad Docente de Microbiología
Facultad de Biología
C/. Jose Antonio Novais, 12.
Universidad Complutense (UCM)
28040 Madrid. Spain.
Telf.  91-3944968
Fax. 91-3944964
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De: Ciliate Molecular Biology [mailto:[log in to unmask]] En
nombre de Ronald Pearlman
Enviado el: jueves, 28 de junio de 2018 18:36
Para: [log in to unmask]
Asunto: Re: Denis Lynn

Aaron: Very sad news and thanks for sharing.

Denis will certainly be missed but his many contributions will live on
with his published work and his many other contributions and
collaborations which will always be cherished by colleagues.

Our paths crossed moderately frequently when he was at Guelph which is
only an hour from Toronto where I am. But as always, we saw each other and
interacted much too infrequently and that became even less frequent when
he moved west.

A great loss.


Dr. Ronald E. Pearlman           [log in to unmask]
Associate Scientific Director
Co-ordinator, Student Outreach Programs
The Gairdner Foundation
Past President and Advisor
Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) for the Advancement of Science
University Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar
Dept. of Biology
Director, Core Molecular Biology Facility
York University
4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
Phone:416-736-5241; FAX:416-736-5698

On Thu, 28 Jun 2018, Aaron Turkewitz wrote:

> I'm very sorry to share the sad news I've just received, that Denis Lynn
died yesterday while conducting field work on the central coast of British
> Aaron Turkewitz

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