ASA Document #299
Madison November 11, 2002
MEMORIAL RESOLUTION OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF ASSEMBLY
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
On the death of Senior Scientist in the Department of Anatomy
Grayson L. Scott
Grayson Scott was a member of the Anatomy Department for 36 years where he fulfilled many roles: scientist, teacher, administrator, and concerned citizen of the University.
Grayson was an internationally recognized ultrastructural biologist who collaborated with such renowned investigators as Harland Mossman (placental membranes) and Ray Guillery (central nervous system structures). His curriculum vitae (approximately 40 published papers) speaks to his long history of publishing timely and important information in prestigious journals.
Grayson was involved in considerable teaching, and his course, Electron Microscopy: Theory and Practice (Anatomy 660), was one of the most popular courses in the biological sciences. Just as important as this classroom teaching, Grayson spent hundreds of hours mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on many different electron microscopes. His advice and help played an important role in the development of their scientific careers.
Grayson's service commitments were extensive. He served on Chancellor Shain's Academic Staff Advisory Committee and later the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC). He was active in establishing the Academic Staff Lobbying Organization (ASPRO). He served on one of its subcommittees that worked with the University Committee to ensure adequate academic staff representation on all university committees that concern academic staff. Grayson also served on the Search and Screen Committees for the Deans of the Graduate and Medical Schools and the director of the Integrated Microscopy Resource (IMR). Finally, he was the chair of the Medical School Equity Action Committee and the Frankel Committee.
In summary, Grayson Scott distinguished himself over his 36 years of university service. He was a world-class researcher, a dedicated educator, and a tireless contributor to numerous important committees. We will miss his many contributions.
John K. Harting, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Anatomy