One of Our Own: Iecun Johanes
It is with regret that we announce that Iecun Johanes, Class of 2008, succumbed to his battle with lupus in August 2009. As many of you know, Iecun was a kind-hearted and friendly individual who took his studies very seriously and who had a zest for learning. After graduation he was a research assistant in Professor Albena Ivanisevic's Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) laboratory. He had planned to return to his homeland of Indonesia and enroll in a Biomedical Engineering graduate program. His focus would have been to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
If you have a favorite memory of Iecun that you would like to share with others who knew him, especially with his family, please e-mail it to his Academic Advisor, Truda Strange. These will be compiled into a remembrance.