A public leader in neurobiology, Leslie Schenker ’67 was a role model for career-minded girls during a time when women were not well-represented in the sciences. Leslie spent over 35 years working in the Mary Kennedy Lab at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Of all the studies she was involved in, Leslie was most proud of those involving research around Alzheimer’s. She led large teams and her research was published in countless journals which continue to form the basis of many studies being performed today. Leslie was also a longtime supporter of the arts and could often be found with her nose in a mystery book or puzzling a Sudoku. She died Aug. 12, 2023.

01 Nov 2023