Remembering Ruth Huey
For those of us that knew her and interacted with her during her 23 years as a vital member of the Molecular Graphics Lab (now CCSB), the loss of Dr. Ruth Huey is deeply felt. Ruth was an amazing colleague with advanced degrees in both biochemistry and computer science who contributed greatly to the growth and success of AutoDock over the years. Her unassuming manner masked a keen intellect and sly but gentle wit that we all learned to appreciate as we got to know her. She was important to the sense of family that has pervaded our lab, and she was always the first one to welcome new members. She became the public face of AutoDock, by interacting consistently and graciously with the ever-expanding community of users, answering their questions, tracking down bugs and developing and testing new improvements to the code. Ruth was a highly accomplished scholar and scientist, whom we were most fortunate to have in our midst from 1993 until 2016. A part of Ruth lives on in the code that continues to help scientists around the world. Google Scholar reports her AutoDock4 and AutoDockTools4 paper from 2009 has been cited some 13,800 times; and the rate of citation is still going up over time. She will be deeply missed.