Biochemistry professor John Majors dies

| News Editor

Dr. John Majors, associate professor emeritus in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning.

Students enrolled in Principles of Biology I for the upcoming spring semester were notified of Majors’ death via email by professor Kathy Hafer, who co-lectures the course.

Hafer assured Bio 2960 students that the course will proceed as planned, adding a few words in Majors’ memory.

“I have enjoyed working with Dr. Majors for many years. I am sad you will not get the opportunity to learn from him, as he was a dedicated and very knowledgeable teacher,” Hafer wrote.

Cause of death was not announced.

Students seeking counseling or assistance in the wake of this news are encouraged to contact Washington University Mental Health Services.