Richard E. McCarty, former Krieger School dean and renowned plant physiologist, dies at 85

March 31, 2024

Richard E. McCarty, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences from 1999 to 2002 and professor emeritus in the Department of Biology, died at home at Roland Park Place in Baltimore on Feb. 23, following an illness. McCarty was PhD advisor, mentor, and friend to Eric Johnson, senior lecturer in the Department of Biology. He joined the biochemistry faculty at Cornell University in 1966, and returned to Hopkins in 1990 as professor and chair of the biology department. "Dick McCarty was deeply valuable to both the biology department and the Krieger School as a whole," said Christopher S. Celenza, current James B. Knapp dean. When Joel Schildbach joined the biology department in 1996, he first knew McCarty as department chair, then as dean, and finally as faculty colleague.

The source of this news is from Johns Hopkins University