Sponsor: Battelle Memorial Institute
Citation: For development of mass spectrometry methods that provide insight in physical-organic chemistry, enable environmental protection, offer new approaches in biochemistry and biophysics, and give understanding of human disease.
Current position: professor of chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis and professor of immunology and internal medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Education: B.A., chemistry, Saint John’s University (Collegeville, Minn.); Ph.D., organic chemistry, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Gross on his scientific role model and why: “My role model is my postdoc mentor, Fred McLafferty, because he has a passion for science and ambition to contribute something important.”
What his colleagues say: “Mike is one of the most recognized leaders in the field of mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry. I have known him for nearly 30 years, and I have been impressed with his productivity, the many students who have come from his lab, his service to the community, and his innovation.”—Evan R. Williams, University of California, Berkeley
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