Peter Mazur

(In Memoriam: 1928 - 2015)


(Clicking on pictures and articles brings up more detail in many cases.)

Obituary in Knoxville News Sentinel

Obituary in Cryobiology Journal

Curriculum Vitae    (as slightly modified and updated by fwk)

Lab Pictures from the Good Old Days  (Estefania Paredes and I found these while cleaning out Peter's office.)

Recent Pictures  (from the files of fwk and friends)

Some old, early, lab note books were found in Peter's office.  I surmise he attached some sentimental value to them. These are excerpts.

    Harvard Senior Biology Lab Notebook (Oct-Dec, 1948)

    Harvard PhD Biology Lab Notebook (Dec 1952)

Peter had about 175 peer reviewed publications; see CV above.  I've picked out a few that hilite some of his major successes (*); below.

*  Two Factor Hypothesis Review (Science, 1970)

*  Successful Cryopreservation of Mouse Embryos (Science, 1972)

Space Science Board Work on Mars  (1978)

Corporate Fellow (1985-1998),  ORNL-Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc

*  Successful Cryopreservation of Drosophila Embryos (Science, 1992)

*  Development and Validation of Ultra-Rapid Laser Warming  to Avoid Ice Crystal Formation (Cryobiology, 2014)

Video:  We are working on some videos of Peter at work:
    (i)  Peter's invited presentation at Cryo 2013 in Washington DC (this is a YouTube video; ~ 25 min) .














If you have any additions, suggestions, errors, or concerns to report, contact me at <fkleinha at iupui dot edu>.  The wall paper for this web site is the 'mouse' cover of  the 1972 Science issue containing Peter's work on the successful cryopreservation of mouse embryos. 

I first starting doing cryobiology in about 1987 and met Peter in 1987 or 1988.  By 1994 or so I was spending 6 weeks a summer in his lab.  In the Fall of 1997, I took a sabbatical semester with him at ORNL.  Starting in 2004, I 'sold' my Spring Semesters to Peter's grant and spent the next four spring semesters at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).  I retired from IUPUI at midnite EDT on June 30th, 2007.  After that I spent 1 to 2 months a year at UTK with Peter; typically during the winter months to get away from the Indiana cold weather.  Knoxville is way nicer in the winter :)  I confess that Peter was more dedicated to cryobiology than I.  For the past few years, I have devoted more and more time to astronomy and less and less to cryobiology.  You can see my astronomy work here:  <>.  If you don't like my web mastering skills, tell Bill Gates to update Front Page 2003!
FW (Fritz) Kleinhans, Assoc Prof Emeritus of Physics, IUPUI.  <>.

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