Very much shocked when I heard the news. Amy, you will be always in my memory. Being your first post doc, I still remember your training when I apply it to my daily research till to date. I still remember the day I went to see you at Baylor before you leave for Purdue although I did not know about your joining to Purdue. You told me that every one was coming to visit you although they did not know that you are moving. You said that we have some other connections with you. This time I missed to contact you before your heavenly abode. Even after several years when I asked your help you helped me without delay. You were the best mentor I ever had. You were professional as wells as very very friendly. I tried to learn from you how could a person be calm in difficult situation during the experimental work. You were great scientist/friend/philosopher. It broke my heart to write "were". Your amazing personality always attracted me. May your soul rest in peace
I had the privilege of meeting Amy at a number of Gordon conferences and always really enjoyed talking with her about science. I had followed her work on ABC transporters for many years and her more recent work with Jue Chen has taken our understanding of ABC transporter function to new levels. She will leave a big whole in the bacterial transporter community and I will miss her. My deepest sympathies to her family.
I was tasked to help with a portion of the lab move from Baylor College of Medicine. I remember she was just approved for a grant prior to her move to Purdue and had mixed feelings about leaving. She was sad to leave Houston and all the work she had done here but was glad to be going back to be closer to family. I remember she was friendly and very positive during difficult times and situations it was sad to see her leave Houston. Amy we will miss you.
Very much shocked to learn about Dr. Davidson. She was one of the members in my Ph.D. thesis committee at Purdue University and thus we interacted a lot whenever I needed suggestions, guidance to follow a path of success. It has been more than three years that I have moved away from Lafayette but has always treasured the way she mentored me. A brilliant scientist, wonderful person is what we have lost. Truly saddened to know about her demise. My heartfelt condolences for her family. May her soul rest in peace!
My heartfelt condolences to Amy's family and friends. When I first met Amy, I was deeply impressed by her enthusiasm for her research, her friendliness and how much she was admired by her students and her peers. I have benefited greatly from her vast knowledge and her willingness to share it. For me, one encounter at an ABC transporter research meeting sums up her wonderful and caring personality (and I have told this story to many people over the past few years): I asked her how large her lab was at the time and her answer was: "It is HUGE!". I asked how many people that referred to. Her answer was: "Five - but because I want to be able to interact and talk to every student and understand all the details of what thtey are doing, it cannot be any larger than that..."