In Memoriam: Douglas G. Stuart, PhD, DSc, UA Regents’ Professor Emeritus and Founding Member of the College of Medicine

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In Memoriam: Douglas G. Stuart, PhD, DSc, UA Regents’ Professor Emeritus and Founding Member of the College of Medicine

A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Silver and Sage Room at Old Main, 1200 E. University Blvd.

Douglas G. Stuart PhD, DSc, University of Arizona Regents’ Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiology, passed away on Saturday, April 6, at the age of 87.

Dr. Stuart had the distinction of being a founding faculty member of the UA College of Medicine, joining the college as an associate professor in 1967. A true campus leader, above and below the radar, Dr. Stuart served terms as Department of Physiology chair (1988-91) and as College of Medicine associate dean for research.

A proud Australian, a devoted family man and a highly accomplished scientist, Dr. Stuart was known internationally for his research on spinal motor mechanisms and their relation to tremors, locomotion, muscle fatigue and the control of movement.

Dr. Stuart was a mentor long before the term became fashionable. He spent countless hours providing guidance to trainees and helped many early-career faculty members to establish an academic career. He also took pleasure in schooling university leaders.

“Doug left his mark on the discipline of neurophysiology, the University of Arizona and the Department of Physiology. He also left his mark on us, his friends. It was an honor and privilege to know Doug. He will be greatly missed,” said Nicholas Delamere, UA Department of Physiology head. 

To mark Dr. Stuart’s passing and celebrate his legacy, the Department of Physiology will host “A Celebration of the Life and Doings of Professor Douglas G. Stuart” on Monday, May 13, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Silver and Sage Room at Old Main, 1200 E. University Blvd.

Later this year, a scientific symposium will be held in his honor, featuring his many colleagues and trainees and highlighting the breadth of his impact on the world of neuroscience and beyond.  Details to follow. 

For more information, please contact Marlise Bourland, Department of Physiology, 520-626-7642, marlisef@email.arizona.edu.

Invitation

Tribute by Dr. Raphael Gruener