Victim: Irving Stanley Sigal

Dr. Irving Sigal, 35, was a senior director of molecular biology at Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories. An internationally recognized expert on recombinant DNA, Dr. Sigal was on his way home to Pennington, New Jersey after lecturing at the Royal Chemical Society in London, England.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Sigal received a B.S. in Chemistry from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Harvard. He received postdoctoral training at MIT, Harvard, and the California Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Merck he worked at E.I. DuPont where he published a landmark paper on mutagenesis.

In addition to his wife, Catharine, he was survived by his sister and three brothers.


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