Anne Dranginis, PhD, the daughter of the late Dr. Edward Dranginis and Nancy Dranginis of DeLand, FL, died April 18th at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. She was 66. A much honored professor of biology at St. John's University in New York, Dr. Dranginis, will be remembered as the discoverer of the FLO11 gene which programs the cell adhesion protein in yeast. She will also be remembered by hundreds of students for her "Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology" and "Molecular Biology" courses which built the foundation and interest in molecular biology in young scientific minds. Equally important to her was her course on "Evolution" taught to undergraduates. Dr. Dranginis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Mas-sachusetts. She received her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Michigan. She then worked as a senior staff fellow at the National Institutes of Health. She became a professor at St. John's University in 1992, running a research lab and teaching. In recognition of her achievements in the scientific community she was elected a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014. A strong supporter of civil rights and women's rights, she led a "slack in" at Marquette University in Milwaukee to protest the dress code requiring women to wear skirts or dresses to class in the 60's. She was a founding member of the St. John's Women in Science Society. She is survived by her mother Nancy Dranginis of DeLand, FL, her devoted partner Dr. Philip Furmanski of New Jersey, her sister Margaret Chevalier of Atlanta, her sister Dr. Patricia Dranginis Shulman (Capt. Harvey) of DeLeon Springs, her brother Edward Dranginis (Diane) of Denver, and her brother Daniel Dranginis (Susan) of St. Augustine. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who will always remember her beauty, her laughter, and her courageous and generous spirit. Always the teacher and the scientist, Anne donated her body to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at New York Institute of Technology. A memorial service will be held at St. John's University in the fall. Donations to a scholarship fund in her name, The Anne Dranginis Memorial Fund at St. John's, can be sent to c/o Laraine Dresser, Department of Biological Sciences, St. John's University, St. Albert Hall, Room 221, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, N.Y., 11439.