Medical Geneticist Charles Epstein Dies

February 17, 2011
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Dr. Charles J. Epstein, a geneticist and professor emeritus at UCSF who helped guide human genetics into the molecular age and into the spotlight of modern medicine, died on Feb. 15, 2011, at his home. He was 77.

Epstein's was one of the world's leading genetics scientists whose research led to groundbreaking understandings of Down syndrome.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at 1 p.m., at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, in Tiburon.

Plans for a memorial event at UCSF will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts can be made to the UCSF Foundation, for the benefit of the Charles and Lois Epstein Visiting Professorship, Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.

Read more about Epstein's work and life.

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