In Memoriam: John Gelderd, PhD

College of Medicine celebrates the life of long-time professor and his 32-years of teaching at Texas A&M
August 8, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that the Texas A&M College of Medicine shares news of the passing of John Gelderd, PhD, professor emeritus with the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, on August 5, 2017.

John Gelderd came to the College of Medicine in 1977 after completing his graduate work at the University of Florida, and began his teaching career at Louisiana State University.

At Texas A&M, he initially taught the College of Medicine gross anatomy course, and later became the course director for the medical neuroscience course until his retirement in 2009.  He was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus in 2010.

Gelderd was responsible for the vision of the college’s neuroanatomy course and building it into an integrated multidisciplinary neuroscience course.

Gelderd will be greatly missed by the college and the many former students he taught. During his time with the college, he received numerous teaching awards from students during his tenure, including the Distinguished Teaching Award.

He is survived by his wife, Laura, and two daughters.

Services will be this Saturday August 12 at 10 am at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station.

— Katherine Hancock

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