J Membrane Biol (2012) 245:217–219 DOI 10.1007/s00232-012-9486-7 IN TROD UCTIO N Introduction Paper of the Special Issue on Gap Junctions in Honor of Ross Johnson Paul D. Lampe Dale W. Laird Published online: 8 July 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 time leaders and life-time contributors to the ﬁeld, Dr. Ross Johnson. After Dr. Paul Lampe recapped Ross’ notable and seminal contributions to the ﬁeld, Ross spoke elegantly and humbly about his joy of science and the love of this community. Ross was accompanied by his lovely wife Esther, who often joined him in his travels and who has become endeared to the community in her own right. Phrases like ‘‘he is one of the really good guys’’, ‘‘I know he respects my work’’ and ‘‘he gives generously of his time’’ echoed in the halls of the Sedona meeting as col- leagues recounted their interactions with Ross over four decades. It is a privilege and honor for us to know Ross and to spearhead and act as guest editors for this special Journal of Membrane Biology issue dedicated equally to Ross’ achievements in science and to the mentorship and friendship he has extended to many of us in the
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