Shelley N. Grimes, 54, passes away

Shelley N. Grimes, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, passed away on March 20. She was 54.

In addition to her position as associate professor, she served as a research scientist and contributed to the Institute for Molecular Virology. She received her PhD in genetics from the University of Minnesota. She proved instrumental as part of a multi-disciplinary research team at the School of Dentistry investigating bacteriophage phi29. Working with Dwight Anderson and Paul Jardine, Grimes furthered knowledge in genetics and virology by helping lead the characterization of the phi29 "molecular motor," one of the strongest force-generating molecular motors ever reported.

If you persevere, you're going to get there. It's a long road, but it's definitely a worthy road." - Shelley N. Grimes, PhD

"If you persevere, you're going to get there," Grimes said. "It's a long road, but it's definitely a worthy road."

A service of celebration was held March 30 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Gifts to honor Dr. Grimes and support School of Dentistry research can be directed to the Shelley Grimes Memorial

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