Dr. Lionel A. Manson, a retired professor in the department of microbiology in the School of Medicine and former faculty member at the Wistar Institute, passed away April 1, 2009. He was 85 years old.
Beginning his tenure at Penn in 1954 as a research assistant professor, Dr. Mansonís research interests included immunological responses during progressive tumor. He also served on the faculty at the Wistar Institute from 1965 to 1989.
Dr. Manson earned both his bachelorís and masterís degrees in biological chemistry from the University of Toronto in 1945 and 1947, respectively. He earned his PhD in the same discipline from Western Reserve University in 1949.
Dr. Manson is survived by his wife, Rosalie; children, Florence, Aaron and David; grandchildren, Joseph and Sarah Nye, Daniel, Joshua, Adam, Hannah and Rachel Manson.
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