Dr. Bruce Cattanach, former director of the MGU, has sadly passed away.

By MRC Harwell

9th April 2020 · ~1 min read

We are very sorry to announce that Dr Bruce Cattanach passed away on 8th of April 2020.

Dr Bruce Cattanach was an outstanding scientist who led the Mammalian Genetics Unit in its early years. Along with Mary Lyon, Bruce established Harwell as one of the great international centres for mouse genetics. He discovered the phenomenon of imprinting and was rightly considered a pioneer in this whole field. He also was a leading force in the field of dog breeding and dog genetics.  

He will be remembered as a gentle man who gave so much to all around him, family, friends and colleagues, with a wry sense of humour. He will be very much missed.