I’m heartbroken, today. I just learned that one of the most amazing professors I’ve had in my career as a student has passed away of brain cancer. His name was Terry Wheeler, and he was an inspiring human being and professor.

Without him, I never would have explored my interest for insects, and I wouldn’t be who I am today. I’m glad I wrote him a message a few years ago to tell him how grateful I was to have had him as a professor. This is an excellent reminder to be vocal about your feelings, even in professional settings.

Please click on the link below. It’s one of Terry’s last blog posts. He wrote in 2016. Having taken his classes in 2008-2010, I still remember these key lessons he taught us. Important lessons for everyone, especially scientists. He’ll forever remain an inspiration for me…

The last lecture: 6 things to keep for 5 years — Lyman Entomological Museum

It’s a sad day in Entomology.

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