A Tribute to Beverly Torok-Storb


We are deeply saddened to share that our wonderful colleague of many years, Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb, passed away on May 5 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. She was 75.

Dr. Torok-Storb joined Fred Hutch Cancer Center in 1978, where she was a Professor in Translational Science and Therapeutics Division. She was and will remain internationally recognized as a leader in the field of stem cell research, with her work playing a crucial role in the development of many life-saving advances in the field of transplantation biology. Her exuberant love for science and desire to bolster the careers of others naturally fueled her greatest passion, mentoring young scientists and creating pathways for training students - especially those from underserved communities and less represented in science. Her legacy of cultivating and training future leaders in science will continue through the summer educational program for high school students, the Beverly Torok-Storb Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP).

Beverly’s life-long contributions to science and STEM education will remain indelibly imprinted on the research community, and although she will be greatly missed, her work and the careers that she helped bolster will live on.

Publication: 2023-07-05