The life and work of Dr Robert Bittman (1942-2014)

Nigel J. Pyne, Richard N. Kolesnick

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With the passing of Dr. Robert Bittman on the 1st Oct 2014 from cancer, the lipid field lost its most distinguished lipid chemist researcher. Herein, we provide a brief account of Dr. Robert Bittman’s research achievements over a 50 year career. Dr. Robert Bittman’s lasting legacies to the fields of lipid membrane biophysics, cholesterol trafficking and cellular functions of phospholipids and sphingolipids are truly inestimable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-830
Number of pages4
JournalBiological Chemistry
Issue number6-7
Early online date4 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


  • Robert Bittman
  • biography
  • cholesterol
  • sphingolipids
  • phospholipids
  • ceramide
  • membrane biophysics
  • anti-cancer


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