Remembering Marilyn Olmstead (Ph.D. 1969, Fenske)

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

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Marilyn Olmstead

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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