Dr. Nickerson was a leading figure in applying genomic sequencing to advance precision medicine for diverse populations.
Fischer shared the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with UW School of Medicine colleague Edwin Krebs for discovering a fundamental biological switch in cells.
The professor of medicine was UW's chief of medical genetics from 1989 to 2005.
After fleeing Nazi Germany as a teenager, Motulsky went on to become an international authority on how heredity influences health and disease.
Dr. Mendez was a standout practitioner, teacher and researcher, said UW's chair of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
Dr. Seymour Klebanoff, 89, a world leader in the study of how white blood cells kill bacteria, died in his sleep Aug. 31 at his Seattle home.
[Noon Jan. 27 update: A service is planned noon Friday, Jan. 29, at Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard St., Brookline, Massachusetts, with a gathering afterward at a synagogue in nearby Wayland, Congregation Or Atid, 97 Concord Road.
Dr. Norman E. Breslow, 74, who helped shape the modern field of biostatistics and had a nearly 50-year career at the University of Washington, died Dec. 9 after a long illness.