Dear Fred, We were sorry to hear about Amy's death, but so impressed to learn about her wonderful life. It seems that she was multifaceted and lived each segment with gusto; her scientific work, hiking, music and loving family. It is really too bad that we have lost track of this wonderful part of our family. At this time we remember your parents and what they taught us about so many things, most of all love for the outdoors and hiking(in Montana. Please know that we are thinking of you, Cousin Bette and Arnie Hoffman
Her friends and colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine will greatly miss her. I will always remember her scientific intuition, smile and mentorship of her students and colleagues. My sincere condolences to Fred and Nathan and family.
I have many fond memories of Amy stretching back to the time when she and Fred were just dating. She always was a calm, friendly and practical person, who complemented Fred and smoothed out his rough spots. I am very sad that she had to leave us at such a young age. My best wishes to Fred and Nate and all of their family.
Amy was a friend, as well as a talented and successful biochemist. She laid the foundation for her work on the maltose transporter during her post-doc with Hiroshi Nikaido, arriving at the lab just as I was leaving it. I was impressed by her clarity and her progress as I watched her career blossom. Over the years we met at various conferences and meetings, where I was glad to see her give talks and get deserved recognition for her beautiful work, and we always found a few minutes between talks to sit and share family photos. I had plans to see Amy in December, but she was not able to make the trip to California. I am so sorry. I will miss her. My sincere condolences to her family on their loss.
I feel very lucky to have been able to interact with Amy through the ABC transporter community. Her publications are simply outstanding and a reflection of her honesty, creativity and intellectual clarity. My conversations with her about any and all topics including science, teaching, collaboration and work-life balance have deeply enriched my scientific and academic experience. She has left us all too soon, but I continue to treasure her insights and advice.