died on June 13, 2018. Friend, colleague, mentor, visionary, exacting researcher, courageous inspiration. Dr. Blank was admired in academia, government, industry and activist circles for fearless honesty and ability to explain complex cellular bioelectromagnetics with accompanying environmental effects on tech-loving societies. Long-time faculty at the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University, New York, he was a principled, respected in-fighter in professional circles. Dr. Blank served at high organizational levels on many important regulatory entities throughout the United States and Europe. His research focused on the biophysics of membrane transport and electrochemistry of proteins. He established that living DNA can act as a fractal antenna, with very low-intensity nonionizing radiation -- endemic to all wireless technology and powerline transmission -- capable of producing heat shock proteins and cellular stress, resulting in cascading negative effects throughout the biome across species. In over 200 peer reviewed papers, 11 invited edited books for professionals, Congressional briefings, and a book for the lay audience, Dr. Blank blazed a path through popular disinformation, mapping safer ways to live in modern society. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, https://emsafetyalliance.org
Reba Goodman, Ph.D., Emeritus, Columbia University; David O. Carpenter, MD., University at Albany, NY; Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., Univ. of California, Berkeley; Cindy Sage, on behalf of The BioInitiative Working Group, California; Magda Havas, Ph.D., Trent University, Canada; Elizabeth Kelley, Electromagnetic Safety Alliance; B. Blake Levitt, Author
Published by New York Times on Jun. 24, 2018.