“From: Matsudaira, Paul Thomas (Head, Biological Sciences) Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 8:41 AM Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the death of Professor Navjot Sodhi. Navjot underwent surgery a little over a week ago for a cancer that was recently diagnosed. He remained in the ICU where he passed away last night (June 12) at 6:30 PM. He was a leader in ecology and conservation biology and was a great contributor to his field, mentor to his students and postdocs, and colleague to the DBS faculty. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Charanjit, and children, Ada and Darwin. Once we learn more about his family’s plan for a memorial service, we will let you know.