Speaking of Fred Sachs

A website about the life and works of Frederick Sachs

A Tribute by Bev Harlos

Fred Sachs

An Appreciation of Fred I couldn’t have asked for a better boss. He was always very thoughtful and treated me with respect. Considering I had never been a secretary, he was very patient and understanding. I had been an elementary school teacher, as I reminded the group in the lab many times, my experience as […]

A Tribute by Arthur Beyder

Fred Sachs and Arthur Beyder

A Tribute to Dr. Frederick Sachs, By Arthur Beyder Dr. Frederick “Fred” Sachs, said that my thesis project in the lab was to use a tiny fishing rod – atomic force cantilever – to attach to a single voltage sensor of an ion channel that resided on a membrane of a whole-cell voltage-clamped cell and […]

A Tribute by Tom Suchyna

Fred Sachs in lab with colleagues

Here is the complete article from The Journal of Physiology in PDF form. You can read it and/or download the PDF. 

Fred’s Obituary

Fred Sachs with flag

In Memoriam: Frederick Sachs (1941 – 2023) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Frederick Sachs, a distinguished American biologist and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Born in 1941, Sachs’ remarkable journey from a farm in Hudson Valley to becoming a pioneering figure […]

From Sue Udin

Fred Sachs strums guitar

I met Fred pretty soon after I arrived at UB in 1979. We were both faculty members in the medical school. We hit it off right away, but I think that Fred was such a friendly guy that pretty much anyone would hit it off with him quickly. Fred was the smartest, most creative scientist […]