Margaret Anne Hollyday, Professor of Biology and Psychology at Bryn Mawr College, died on Friday, July 14, 2006, after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her son, daughter, husband, mother, and two brothers.
Hollyday was born in New Jersey on June 23, 1947. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1969 and earned her PhD at Duke University in 1974. After postdoctoral research at Washington University in St. Louis, Peggy joined the faculty of the University of Chicago. She became Professor of Biology and Psychology at Bryn Mawr in 1987. Her research, supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, addressed questions of early pattern formation in the developing nervous system.