Jack Throck Watson | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 46 | p. 42 | Obituaries
Issue Date: November 21, 2016

Jack Throck Watson

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Jack Throck Watson, 77, died on Sept. 3 in Santa Rosa, Calif.

“After postdoctoral research at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and at the National Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg, France, Jack joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University prior to moving to Michigan State University (MSU), where he remained for his career until retiring in 2006. As professor and director of the MSU Mass Spectrometry Facility, his laboratory studied peptides and proteins by various mass spectrometry methods. Jack’s passion for mentoring and teaching, his love of nature and commitment to its preservation, his enjoyment of a beautiful wine or delightful meal, and his pride in a hard day’s work are all part of his legacy.”—Robert E. Maleczka Jr., colleague

Most recent title: professor of chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology, MSU

Education: B.S., chemistry, Iowa State University, 1961; Ph.D., analytical chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965

Survivors: daughter, Jennifer; and son, Brent


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