‘A Wonderful Life’

On the cusp of retirement, Lynn Wecker, Ph.D. ’72, reflects on her career and life in pharmacology and academia

By: Tyler Francischine
Lynn Wecker in lab Lynn Wecker, Ph.D. ’72, works in her lab at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
FASEB Capitol Hill Day 2012 Wecker (second from right) poses in front of Capitol Hill in 2012 with colleagues from Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Florida for the annual Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Capitol Hill Day, during which FASEB members meet with Congress to advocate for NIH funding.
“If I have taught students how to think and how to understand how drugs work, then that’s my reward. In my research, if I’ve put down a brick for others to build upon, that’s all I’m here for. It’s been a wonderful life.”
Lynn Wecker, Ph.D. ’72
Lynn Wecker and Steve DeKosky with Gator statue Wecker catches up with former classmate Steven DeKosky, M.D. ’74, in Gainesville in August 2017.