John W. Saunders, Jr.

The MBL flag will be lowered in memory of MBL Emeritus Trustee John W. Saunders, Jr., who passed away on December 26, 2015 at the age of 96.  A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Saunders is recognized for his contributions to the field of developmental biology, in particular vertebrate limb development. He first came to the MBL in 1958, and was a summer investigator and member of the MBL Corporation for many years. He served on the faculty of the MBL’s Embryology course from 1958 to 1972, and again from 1995-2003.

An obituary may be found here.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10:00am in St. Anthony’s Church 167 East Falmouth Hwy, East Falmouth, MA 02536. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 11:30am.