Hugh Huxley (1924-2013) was Professor of Biology at Brandeis University from 1987 to 1997. Born in England, he received his PhD from Cambridge University. He was a noted authority on muscle physiology and wrote one of the standard textbooks on the subject. While at Brandeis he was also the director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center. He retired in 1998 from Brandeis as an Emeritus Professor. Throughout his life, Huxley received numerous honors and awards in both the United Kingdom and United States, including the Copley Medal. Huxley was also named a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.