Macintosh Computer pioneer funds Wayne Crill Professorship
Wayne Crill, professor and former chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and also professor of neurology, has been honored with the establishment of the Wayne Crill Endowed Professorship.
The endowment donors are Guy "Bud" Tribble, vice president for software technology at Apple Computer, Inc., and his wife, Susan Barnes. Tribble, part of the team that developed the original Macintosh computer and software, is also a UW graduate.
Tribble, who has a medical degree and a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the UW, worked in Crill's lab in 1983 while pursuing his Ph.D. He established the endowment to honor Crill for providing a supportive learning environment, combining patient care and basic science research, and making science fun.
Crill, a 1962 graduate of the UW School of Medicine, has been a faculty member since 1967. Throughout his career, he has maintained both a clinical neurology practice and a neuroscience research laboratory. He was chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics from 1983 until 1999. Earlier, he was chief of neurology and director of the Epilepsy Center at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.