It is our sad duty to inform the glycobiology community that Dr. William J. Lennarz passed away on October 27. As most or all of us know, Bill made significant contributions to glycobiology and other fields of science over the course of a long and distinguished career. Highlights include being elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1989 and training and mentoring many of the current leaders in our field. 

Bill's work influenced us all and he will be dearly missed.

Don Jarvis, Secretary
Nancy Dahms, President
Society for Glycobiology