Anthony J. “Toni” Nappi, parasitologist, invertebrate immunologist and biochemist, passed away at his home in La Grange, Illinois on 18 October 2014 at the age of 76. He was a longtime member of the American Society of Parasitologists, joining our Society in 1975. Dr. Nappi received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Biology Department at Central Connecticut State University in 1959 and 1964. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1969, where his studies concentrated on the fields of Parasitology and Insect Immunology. He was the first graduate student to study under the direction of Fred Streams, and it was in this laboratory that he became immersed in the study of hymenopteran and nematode parasites and how they both stimulated and suppressed the innate immune response of dipterans. His dissertation research laid the foundation for the study of cellular immune responses of Drosophila against...

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