[Faculty] Dr. Achilles Dugaiczyk

Jessica Darin jessica.darin at ucr.edu
Tue Nov 8 17:17:11 MST 2005

Members of the Campus Community


Dear Colleagues:


I am deeply saddened to report that Dr. Achilles Dugaiczyk, Professor of
Biochemistry, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2005.  Dr. Dugaiczyk was an
esteemed biochemist as well as a respected individual in the UCR community.
His research interests focused on the fundamental aspects of molecular
evolution, specifically on the evolution of specific small DNA inserts in


After completing his Masters Degree at Jagiellonian University in Krakow,
Poland, Dr. Dugaiczyk traveled to the United States to earn his doctorate at
the University of California, San Francisco.  He became one of the first
molecular biologists through his postdoctoral research at UCSF with Dr.
Howard Goodman. He has been a member of the UCR Biochemistry Department and
the campus community since 1982. 


Dr. Dugaiczyk was on the Editorial Board of the journal “Gene” and a member
of numerous scholarly organizations, including the American Society of
Biological Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science,
the American Chemical Society, and the Genetics Society of America.  UCR
takes great pride in Dr. Dugaiczyk’s accomplishments and his pursuit of
academic excellence during his career.  


A graveside service for family and friends was held on November 3, 2005. Dr.
Dugaiczyk is survived by his wife Lila and son Lars and a daughter Beata





France A Córdova





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