Dr. Theresa Gioannini lost her battle with multiple myeloma on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Dr. Gioannini received a B.S. in Chemistry from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in 1971 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from New York University in 1976 and 1978. Dr. Gioannini began her career at New York University and Buruch College, earning the rank of Full Professor at Buruch College in 1993 prior to her academic career at the University of Iowa.In 1998, she and Jerrold Weiss joined the Inflammation Program in Internal Medicine and was granted the position of Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry. For the last 15 years, Professor Gioannini contributed to the Biochemistry undergraduate educational program and conducted research on toll-like receptors, most recently publishing in Nature and Innate Immunity. She will be greatly missed by colleagues, students and family.
She will be remembered with a gathering and mass at the UI Newman Center on January 25, 2014 from 10:00-2:00 pm.