Joyce Axelman Franklin


On March 10, Joyce Axelman Franklin of Baltimore at 70. She is survived by husband Raymond Franklin; children Stacey (Adam) Konstas and Jacob Holland; siblings Karen (Randy) Hesse and Mark (Sharon) Donald; and grandchildren Ace Konstas and Wynn Konstas. She was predeceased by parents Cantor Alvin and Geraldine Donald, and Noah Axelman. Her family was her main passion but she also lived a very rewarding professional life. For over 40 years she was proud to be a Johns Hopkins University employee and to be at the forefront of clinical research. Managing the labs of Drs. Migeon, Gearhart and Elisseeff, she helped advance stem cell research.

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