NIH scientist Dr Martin John Rogers has passed away

Partner and staunch supporter of MMV, Dr Rogers will be sorely missed

09 Sep 2014

We are sad to report the tragic loss of Dr Martin John Rogers, 54, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientist. Dr Rogers was found dead on 4 September, after being missing from his Gaithersburg home for 2 weeks.

Dr Rogers had worked at the NIH for 15 years and specialized in tropical diseases. He was the NIH Programme Officer for the DHODH project, which led to the identification of DSM265. DHODH was awarded MMV Project of the Year in 2010.

Dr Rogers had been working closely with MMV on the DSM265 project and providing tremendous support and advice both for DSM265 and the back-up programme DSM421.

Dr Rogers was deeply committed to malaria research and was a staunch supporter of MMV’s work to which his contribution has been invaluable. He will be sorely missed by the malaria community.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

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