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Kristina Maria Detmer ’75

Kristina Maria Detmer ’75, January 17, 2009, in Georgia, from injuries sustained in a car accident on the Monroe interstate. Kristina received her BA from Reed in chemistry, and a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of Michigan (1984). An NIH postdoctoral fellow and California Cancer Research Council fellow, she did research at Martinez VA Medical Center, in Martinez, California, before accepting positions as tenured professor and biomedical researcher at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Kristina's interests outside of work were in early classical music and singing in choirs. She also had a passion for quilting, and sharing her creations with family members, friends, and charities. Thanks to Jennifer Craven ’74 for notifying the college of Kristina's death and for providing information for this memorial. Thanks also to Joe Ried ’74, who wrote to us about Kristina's death, adding: “Kris was hard-working, fun-loving, and positive. Kris and her work will be dearly missed.” Survivors include her brother and his family.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2010

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