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Wu-Kuang Yeh
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Wu-Kuang Yeh, Ph.D., age 75, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away on April 13, 2018 after a battle with bladder cancer.

Wu-Kuang (WK) was born on July 15, 1942 in Hukou, Taiwan. From a young age, he had a passion for learning and high educational aspirations. He graduated near the top of his class from National Taiwan University in Agricultural Chemistry (1966), then received a Masters of Microbiology from Indiana University (1969), a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin (1975), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale University (1982).

He pursued his passion in the sciences and worked as a Research Scientist at Eli Lilly and Company (1982-2004), Director of Research and Principle Investigator at PreClinomics (PCO, 2004-2010), Executive Consultant at PCO (2010-2016), and Adjunct Professor of Biology at IUPUI (2010-2014). Throughout his career, he made numerous contributions to the field of biochemistry and enzymology with 6 patents, 115 abstracts or publications, co-editor of 3 textbooks, and served as a colleague, friend, and mentor to many.

In addition to his career, WK was a table tennis and running enthusiast (completed 14 Indianapolis Mini Marathons) and promoter of all things related to epigenetics. He also shared an always optimistic attitude, and was well known for his positive outlook on life in all circumstances.

WK is survived by Yen-Yu (Anne) Yeh, his beloved wife of 47 years; his children, Clark Yeh and Norman Yeh; his granddaughter, Siena Yeh; multiple in-laws in the US; and his 2 brothers and 2 sisters in Taiwan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be at the G.H Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 South State Road 135, Greenwood, Indiana 46143 on Saturday, April 21, from 1-3 with funeral services to follow. He will be laid to rest at The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery & Mausoleum Park.


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Visitation

Saturday

21

Apr

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Homes - Greenwood

1605 South State Road 135
Greenwood, IN 46143

Funeral

Saturday

21

Apr

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Homes - Greenwood

1605 South State Road 135
Greenwood, IN 46143

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