Dr. Teresa Gayle Compton

Concord, Massachusetts

1958 - 2018


Tuesday, May 8th 2018
University of Wisconsin


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Dr. Teresa Gayle ComptonConcord, MADr. Teresa Gayle Compton, 60, died peacefully in her home in Concord, MA, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. She was born in Kingsport, TN, on April 12, 1958, to Norman and Martha Compton. Teresa gave birth to a son, Derek Day, in 1988. In 2004 she married Doug Stockstad...

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I worked with Teresa for just a brief time at Akebia. I reported to her for just a few months, but it felt like I knew her forever. She was so approachable and easy to talk to. It was a pleasure working with her.

She treated everyone with respect and always lend a helping hand. Although, I only worked with her for a short time, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity.

I am so sorry for yourloss. I will never forget Teresa. She was a very special person.

I just found out yesterday of Teresa's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Teresa at Akebia Therapeutics. She was such a warm and loving person and my brief time interacting with her left a profound impression on me. She was a really easy person to talk to and we've had some talks.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. As you navigate this life without her. Please take comfort in knowing that she touch and played a tremendous role is so many lives.


Teresa was a warm and vibrant personality that let nothing get her down or in her way. She taught me a lot about science, viruses in particular, and people styles while we worked together under Neil Cooper at Scripps in La Jolla CA. She will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to the family for having lost your loved one so young.

Scripps Research c.1990

My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Teresa was one of my mentors while at Scripps (circa 1990) and was responsible for the very first time my name was published on a scientific paper just before I went on to graduate school. She taught me a lot about science and I credit her for giving me a great start in my career. Thank you, Teresa.

Dearest Cousins,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. David and I have had you in our thoughts and prayers during these valley days. I will always remember Teresa lovingly and have wonderful memories of the times spent during our younger days. She leaves behind a grand legacy, a wonderful family and many who will remember her as a blessing In their lives.
Love and blessings,
Gwenn Sanford and David Ridenour

Teresa and I were friends and colleagues since our graduate school days at UT. A very sad loss! She will be missed! Brenda

TERESA was a true inspiration to many. Praying for comfort for the family.

I also had the pleasure of working with Theresa at Biogen. I am so saddened to hear of her passing, and wanted to express my sincere condolences.

I had the pleasure of working with Teresa at Biogen. Shocked to hear of her passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.