Krystyna Ansevin, the first woman tenure-track faculty member at Rice and the first female faculty member at the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, died April 23. She was 88.
Ansevin joined Rice in 1965 as a lecturer in the Biology Department. Her research interests included the mechanism of cell differentiation, induction and histogenesis. She became an assistant professor in 1966 and an associate professor in 1971. She retired from Rice in 1980.
She is survived by her husband, Allen; her daughter, Andrea Ansevin-Allen; and son, Christopher. Her surviving grandchildren are Cutler Bodie Ansevin-Allen, Greyson William Ansevin-Allen, Madelina Ansevin-Allen, Anita Powell and Vivek Powell.
A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. May 11. It will be held at the Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 West 26th St., Houston 77008.