|Honored by:||Carol Belzer, Loise Henderson, Barbara Martin, Bonnie Beck, Jessie Figgins, Rollin Sachs, Emily Zeha, Marcie Hammerand, Kathy Mullihan, Glynn Frank, George Pugh, Phletus Williams, Kathy Goodwin, and the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department|
|Brick location:||G:15 and PAVER:22 map|
Honored by Carol Belzer, Loise Henderson, Barbara Martin, Bonnie Beck, Jessie Figgins, Rollin Sachs, Emily Zeha, Marcie Hammerand, Kathy Mullihan, Glynn Frank, George Pugh, Phletus Williams, Kathy Goodwin
We wish to honor Dr. Louisa B. Tabatabai with a brick in the Plaza to Heroines in front of Carrie Chapman Catt Hall in order to recognize the many contributions she has made to improve the lives of others. Louisa has provided inspiration and encouragement to many, especially women, minorities, and the handicapped. Her efforts to increase diversity and equality in the workplace and to provide strong support of those she supervises have resulted in the creation of an environment that encourages everyone to excel to the best of their abilities. The results of these efforts have encouraged colleagues to follow in her footsteps and has improved the working environment within the federal government. She has taken an active interest in the continuing education and career development of a number of students and has supported those who have taken a nontraditional career path. She has provided guidance and insight to a number of women who have returned to the university to pursue an advanced degree and has supported their desire to continue their education while raising a family. She has demonstrated that a woman can develop an impressive career without sacrificing her principles or her personal and family life. Her life serves as an inspiration to all of us.
Submitted on 10/9/95
Honored by the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department
As a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Professor Donald Graves of the B&B department, Louisa Tabatabai worked effectively and tirelessly even though she also had the responsibilities of a wife and a mother of three young children. Her Ph.D. work was published in the most prestigious journal of biochemistry, the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Tabatabai is the expert at Iowa State University in die technology of protein analysis. She has developed this expertise on her own and her efforts have brought her much recognition. She shares this knowledge with enthusiasm with students and others. Because of her outgoing nature, she has influenced many research programs. Dr. Tabatabai is very idealistic and courageous. She stands up for principles she believes in and she puts others first. She is an inspiration to many with whom she has worked and a wonderful role model for women and a real asset to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and to Iowa State University.
Submitted on 7/1/96
"Mary C. French