John Flick, Microbiology and Immunology

John A. Flick, a retired associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, died on October 26, 2015. He was 98 years old.

Dr. Flick earned his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He joined the Penn faculty in 1944 and worked closely with second-year medical students, often in his lab, where students launched and completed research projects under his supervision. He served as chair of the department of microbiology. He retired in 1982.

Dr. Flick is survived by his wife, Arlene, CW’60; five children, Gregory, M’77, David, Carl, Catherine and Anne, CW’74, GEd’76 (Neil Braun, C’74); and five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emma, Samantha Braun, C’12, Spencer Braun, C’14 and John Dews.