Leonard Zubrzycki, PhD died on September 4, 2014 at the age of 82.  Leonard was a longtime and active member of the Branch,  serving as Branch Secretary/Treasurer in 1962-1965 and Councilor in 1968-1969.  Len also developed and was the first editor of the Branch Newsletter in 1966.  Besides teaching at the medical school, he directed the teaching laboratories in medical microbiology for most of his career at Temple. He was a researcher in the nascent area of bacterial genetics.  In his early years in research, he worked on describing the anaerobic bacteria that reside in the colon.  This work of his as a bacterial geneticist, showed that anaerobes vastly outnumbered the previously known organisms in the colon, like E. coli.  Later in his career, he developed the first molecular test for detecting Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes a sexually transmitted disease. Dr. Zubrzycki and another Temple bacterial geneticist collaborated and obtained a patent on this process.