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Edgar Meyer


Edgar Meyer, 79, resident of Taos, passed away on April 26, 2015. His life was led by his faith, his love for his family, his passion for teaching and the beauty of molecular sculptures.

After earning a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Texas (Austin, Texas), post-doctoral fellowships at the ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) and MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts), he worked as a scientist and professor of Biochemistry during a 36-year tenure at Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas). Besides numerous publications in refereed journals and lectures in the field of crystallography, he held positions as a visiting scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY), the ETH, and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Munich, Germany). His accomplishments include pioneering work in the use of color raster graphics for molecular modeling, networking in the biological and life sciences as well as initializing the Brookhaven protein data bank.

His passion for the sciences continued after retiring and moving to Taos, where he produced molecular sculptures with a milling machine and a 3D printer.

Ed Meyer was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lydia Meyer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Catarina (Catherine) Pestalozzi Meyer, son Erik Meyer (Sarah Aubert), daughter Claudia Meyer Horn (James Horn), son Felix Meyer (Claudia Ziegler), grandchildren Dominic, Maurice, Sofia, Oscar and Emmett, and brother Don Meyer (JoAnne).

To his family he will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather; to his friends and colleagues he will be remembered as an inquisitive and witty scientist, professor and sculptor with a pervasive urge to create and explore.

Services were held on May 02, 2015 at the Sangre de Cristo Lutheran Church, 116 Dona Ana Drive, Taos.

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Name Edgar Meyer
Date of Birth
Date of Death April 26th, 2015
Home Town -


Funeral Home
Rivera Family Funeral Home
Location 818 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
United States

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