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Flags lowered for Professor Nesheim

[Professor Michael Nesheim]Flags on campus are lowered for Michael Nesheim, a professor of Biochemistry and Medicine.

Flags on campus are lowered and will remain lowered until Friday, June 10 in memory of Professor Michael Nesheim.

Dr. Nesheim was recruited to Queen’s University from the Mayo Clinic in 1984. He rose through the ranks to become a professor of Biochemistry and Medicine in 1989. Dr. Nesheim was a world leader in the biochemistry and biophysics of blood clotting. His work focused on the multiple clotting factors and mechanisms by which clots are rapidly formed at the wound site and then how these clots are slowly broken down after the wound has been repaired.

Over his career, Dr. Nesheim amassed more than 175 published articles and 225 presentations and held multiple research grants. In 2009, he was awarded a Distinguished Speaker Award from the 55th International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. His work was far-reaching with direct implications to heart disease and hemophilia.

Dr. Nesheim was also an outstanding protein biochemist, researcher and teacher, an exceptional mentor, a fantastic colleague, and a great friend. He loved to hold one-on-one sessions with graduate and undergraduate students to pass on his vast knowledge of the mathematical aspects of biochemistry.

He had an international presence as an associate editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry; as a grant panelist on National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and provincial Heart and Stroke granting agencies; and as a speaker at many international conferences on blood clotting and fibrinolysis world-wide.

A celebration of Dr. Nesheim’s life will be held at the James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Boulevard) on Thursday, June 9th, at 3:30 pm. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the Jeremy Nesheim Memorial Award in Biochemistry at Queen’s. The donations can either be made directly through the Office of Advancement, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, K7L 3N6 (cheque made payable to Queen’s University stating in the memo line either in memory of Dr. Michael Nesheim or the Jeremy Nesheim Memorial Award in Biochemistry) or through a donation card at James Reid Funeral Home.

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