Geisel professor Sakhina Begum-Haque died Monday, College President Phil Hanlon expressed condolences

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 12/16/15 1:56pm

Geisel professor Sakhina Begum-Haque suddenly fell ill and died while traveling to France with her husband, Geisel professor Azizul Haque, to visit family.

Begum-Haque’s areas of focus were microbiology and immunology. She was a researcher in Geisel professor Lloyd Kasper’s laboratory for several years before being promoted to assistant professor last year. As a principal investigator, she was also awarded a research grant.

College President Phil Hanlon and interim Dean of Geisel Duane Compton informed the community through an email Monday afternoon and expressed their condolences.

Family members are planning funeral arrangements.

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