Professors Lupin werewolves, a pair of scientists who studied a werewolf who was infected with a deadly strain of the human virus, are set to receive a $3 million payout from the U.S. government, The Associated Press has learned.
The two professors will receive $1 million each for their work on the wolf, which researchers said was infected in captivity in the late 1990s.
The research was done by Dr. William W. Lepin and Dr. Leslie W. Parker, who died in 2003.
The wolf is one of two werewolves who were infected with the deadly strain, which is also known as the “super wolf” and is a different species than the wolf that scientists have been studying.
They discovered the new wolf in 2006 after studying him in a lab, and in 2008 werewolf researchers reported finding him at a hotel in the Catskills of New York State.
Dr. W.J. Parker and Dr, L.P.L. Lepins, a former professor of genetics at Yale University, died in 2002 and Drs.
Parker L. Parker (left) and W.L., who died earlier this year, are now receiving a $1.5 million settlement.
The researchers, who are credited with discovering the new strain of wolf in 2008, were not named for their roles in the research.
They were named after their names in the “Lupin” movies.
They spent about 10 years researching the wolf’s biology, but the werewolf did not die of any disease.
They returned to the lab in 2014 to continue the research, and then again in 2015.
They found that he was infected by a different strain of a human virus that is highly contagious and can cause severe illness.
Drs Parker L, Parker Lepin and WL died in a car accident in 2013.
The professor-werewolf pair are among several scientists who were killed while studying werewolves.
A separate group of scientists is working on a vaccine.
The new payout comes as the U of M is seeking to hire a new chief scientific officer.
A former president of the faculty senate and the president of Michigan College of Veterinary Medicine, Lenny W. Brown, is retiring.
Dr Brown, who had served as vice president for academic affairs for the university, was known as a champion for the faculty and was widely respected for his work.
He said in a statement he was saddened to hear about the loss of the two researchers.