Jiri Zemlicka, 90, of Warren, Michigan, died Sept. 3, 2023.
“Jiri became a member of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and began his chemistry career in 1960. He immigrated in 1968 to the US and settled in the Detroit area. He then dedicated 41 years to cancer and antiviral research at Wayne State University. His legacy includes several patented antiviral drugs, a prolific number of publications, and collaboration with many researchers in his lab at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and at other national and international universities.”—Helena Bosler, daughter
Most recent title: Professor emeritus of chemistry, Wayne State University
Education: PhD, organic chemistry, Charles University, 1959
Survivors: Wife, Helena Zemlicka; children, Helena Bosler and George Zemlicka; two grandchildren
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