Funeral service for biology professor scheduled for this weekend

Tenny Minassian

Funeral services for Dr. Catherine Coyle-Thompson will be held Friday, Feb. 10 at 12 p.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School Community.
Memorial services will be held immediately afterwards at 2 p.m. in the Northridge Center, located at CSUN’s USU.
Coyle-Thompson, 52, died Jan. 24 after undergoing emergency surgery for a tear in her stomach. She was a lecturer and researcher in CSUN’s biology department and Los Angeles Mission College.
Coyle-Thompson is an alumna of CSUN, graduating with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and chemistry. She received her PhD in biology from UCLA.
She started teaching at CSUN as a lecturer in 1995. Dr. Coyle-Thompson also did research on sea urchin cellular interaction and its embryo system with fellow CSUN professor Steve Oppenheimer.