Biologist Jolane Solomon Dies

Biologist Jolane Solomon Dies

A funeral service was held Monday at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline for Prof. Emeritus Jolane Solomon (Biology), who died March 9 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was 72.

Solomon, who began teaching at BC in 1963 as a lecturer in biology, was active in promoting a greater presence for women in science and research and chaired a committee that examined the role of women at the University.

A researcher in diabetes and reproductive physiology, Solomon received numerous grants for her work and published articles in journals such as Science, Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine. She retired from the University in 1998.

Solomon is survived by her husband, Bernard; her daughters, Susan Solomon Pack of Branford, Conn., and Sally of Brookline; a son, Samuel of Sharon; and four grandchildren. She was buried at Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park in West Roxbury.

-Sean Smith


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