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Marilyn Farquhar, circa 1970

Courtesy of The Rockefeller University Press

Marilyn Farquhar (1928 – 2019) was a pathologist and cellular biologist, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Pathology, as well as the chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, who previously worked at Yale University from 1973 to 1990. She has won the E. B. Wilson Medal and the FASEB Excellence in Science Award.

Her research focuses on the control of intracellular membrane traffic and the molecular pathogenesis of auto-immune kidney diseases. She has yielded a number of discoveries in basic biomedical research including mechanisms of kidney disease, organization of functions that attach cells to one another, and mechanisms of secretions.

Years at The Rockefeller University: 1970-1973


kidney diseases, secretion