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In Loving Memory Professor Houman Younessi, 52, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Tehran on May 28, 1963, a son of Parviz and Farah Younessi. He is survived by his loving wife, Sheyda, son, Daniel (Zhubin), mother, Farah, and brother, Dr. James Younessi. A true Renaissance man, an international authority on informatics, computer science and functional genomics, and the author of several books and numerous scientific articles, Houman's academic career spanned research, teaching and leadership positions at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia), RPI (CT), UCONN (CT) and Jackson Laboratory (CT). He was also an avid photographer and an accomplished poet. Friends and associates of Houman Younessi are warmly invited to a celebration of his life, held on April 24, 2016 (3:30-5:00 remembrances from friends and family, and 5:00-7:30 informal gathering). Location: Maneeley's Banquet & Catering, 65 Rye St, South Windsor, CT (860-528-6622). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Houman's name to his favorite charity, www.HFSC.org (Autism unit), or favorite presidential candidate, https://go.berniesanders.com/page/content/contribute/.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 10, 2016
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