In Memoriam: Shinya Inoué

October 5, 2019

MSA reports the passing of Shinya Inoué on September 30 in Falmouth, Mass. He was 98 years old. An extraordinary scientific leader and mentor at the Marine Biological Laboratory for more than half a century, Inoué was named Distinguished Scientist, the laboratory’s highest honor, in 1986. One of Inoué’s greatest contributions was to introduce the era of live-cell imaging by using polarized light microscopy to explore the intricacies of cellular structure and dynamics. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Microscopy Society of America in 1995. A complete obituary is available here.