Alumna teacher and leader in X-ray crystallography pioneered key techniques in the field
By Becky Oskin, research communications
UC Davis College of Letters and Science
Marilyn Olmstead, a leader in X-ray crystallography and a stellar teacher who shared her passion for chemistry with thousands of students, died September 30. She was 76.
“Olmstead was a world-class crystallographer and an outstanding teacher beloved by her students. She will be greatly missed,” said Jared Shaw, chair of the UC Davis Department of Chemistry.
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