Passing of Teratology Society Past President Andrew G. Hendrickx

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I am sorry to report that Dr. Andrew G. Hendrickx died in his home on January 7, 2018, at the age of 84.

Dr. Hendrickx was an active member of the Teratology Society, serving as Secretary from 1979 to 1983 and President for the 1986-1987 term. He was the head of embryology at the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education in San Antonio, Texas before moving to UC Davis in 1969. While at Davis, he was affiliated with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and worked as a research physiologist at the California Regional Primate Research Center, eventually becoming the Director there for 13 years until his retirement. He also chaired the department of cell biology and human anatomy at UC Davis in the School of Medicine, where he taught human anatomy.  He produced more than 300 scientific publications and was considered a leader in the field of developmental toxicity testing in the non-human primate.

His professional accomplishments are notable on a national and international level. Dr. Hendrickx advised for the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health and chaired the Scientific Advisory Committee for the State of California. During his career,

Dr. Henrrickx was a husband, father of five, grandfather of eight and great grandfather of one. Condolences may be sent to Pamela Peterson, 26130 County Rd. 97, Davis, CA 95616. Gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Humane Society.

Dr. Hendrickx obituary in the Davis Enterprise is available here:

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