It is with great sadness that we note the passing of retired UNC Biology Professor and former Chair Dr. Lawrence I. Gilbert on Oct. 31, 2017. Dr. Gilbert’s research interests included insect endocrinology, biochemistry and molecular biology. The major effort in his laboratory was to determine how hormones controlled developmental processes, using insect metamorphosis as a model. Dr. Gilbert was a member of several panels, a member of seven editorial boards, executive editor of Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the 1995 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement.