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Dr. Peter M. Steinert, chief of the Laboratory of Skin Biology at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, passed away unexpectedly Apr. 7. He was 57.
A native of Australia, Steinert came to the United States in 1972. He worked at Boston University Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the National Cancer Institute's Dermatology Branch in 1973. In 1990, he moved to NIAMS, where he became chief of the Laboratory of Skin Biology. He had more than 200 publications and several patents. He collaborated with scientists all over the world, and initiated the first Gordon Conference on Intermediate Filaments, which is still going strong today.
Many will remember Steinert as a dedicated mentor. He invited visiting fellows into his lab often. He coordinated joint projects for his fellows, allowing them to gain as much experience as possible. When the fellows returned home, he established collaborations with them and sometimes invited them back during the summer to work and share their research progress.
Colleagues say that Steinert made them part of his family. He was well known by his friends for planning ski trips and other outings, and welcoming colleagues into his home for holiday gatherings.
Steinert is survived by his companion, NCI's Dr. Mario Anzano, and two brothers.
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