[SA_scat] Hiro Tsuruta

Tsutomu Matsui tm.mlist at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 11:40:40 BST 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. Hirotsugu (Hiro) 
Tsuruta, a senior scientist and biophysicist in the Structural Molecular 
Biology program at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at 
SLAC, passed away on August 25, 2011, in Japan, after a courageous fight 
with cancer.  Funeral services took place in Sasebo, Japan, on August 27.

Hiro worked at SSRL for more than 20 years, and with great dedication 
and scientific insight provided leadership for the build-up of the SSRL 
biological small angle x-ray scattering research program, and a bioSAXS 
beam line facility that today serves a large user community.  He also 
served the international community in many ways.  His contributions were 
numerous, and he leaves an international legacy in this growing area of 
science, for which he pursued new developments until the end.

SSRL will organize an event to honor his contributions, and information 
will follow when plans become available.

Britt Hedman and Keith Hodgson

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