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David Teller ’60

A nature lover and professor emeritus at the University of Washington, David died in early February 2019.

David worked for 40 years in “physical biochemistry,” identifying the exact chemical structure of biological proteins; his research was capped by the definitive description of blood-clotting proteins, including Factor XIII, and rhodopsin—one of the proteins in the human eye that captures light. He knew the Cascades and Puget Sound well, and enjoyed skiing, backpacking, sailing, and fishing.

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