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Richard Grant Jensen

Richard Grant Jensen, American biochemist, educator. Achievements include research on carbon metabolism during photsynthesis, plant metabolism, properties of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase for Carbon dioxide fixation, regulation of photosynthesis, sugar metabolism and its perturbations, resistance of plant growth to water stress. Member American Society Plant Physiologists, American Society Biological Chemists.

Background

  • Jensen, Richard Grant was born on April 16, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Frank Richards and Ruth (Grant) Jensen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brigham Young University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Brigham Young University, 1965.

    Career

    • Kettering predoctoral fellow C.F. Kettering Research Laboratory, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1963-1965. United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow chemical biodynamics laboratory University California, Berkeley, 1965-1967. Assistant professor chemistry University Arizona, Tucson, 1967-1972, associate professor chemistry, 1972-1978, professor plant science and biochemistry, 1979-1997, retired, 1997.

      Visiting professor chemistry Technology University Munich, Federal Republic Germany, 1974-1975. Program director photosynthesis program USDA/SEA, Washington, 1981. Member editorial board Plant Physiology Journal, 1981-1992.

      Chairman Gordon Research Conference, New London, New Hampshire, 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on carbon metabolism during photsynthesis, plant metabolism, properties of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase for Carbon dioxide fixation, regulation of photosynthesis, sugar metabolism and its perturbations, resistance of plant growth to water stress.

    Works

    • Author 64 technical papers on carbon metabolism during photosynthesis and stress in plants.

    Views

    Those who choose not to follow Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will receive a reward according to what they have done in this life, but they will not enjoy the glory of living in the presence of God.

    Membership

    Member American Society Plant Physiologists, American Society Biological Chemists.

    Connections

    • Married A. Annette Anderson, September 1, 1961. Children: Karl Glenn, Jennifer Ruth, Byron Davis, Bruce Duane.
    • father: Frank Richards Jensen
    • mother: Ruth (Grant) Jensen
    • spouse: A. Annette Anderson
    • children: Karl Glenn Jensen
    • Jennifer Ruth Jensen
    • Byron Davis Jensen
    • Bruce Duane Jensen
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    Nationality
    • 1961
      Brigham Young University
    • 1965
      Brigham Young University
    • 1963 - 1965
      Kettering predoctoral fellow, C.F. Kettering Research Laboratory
      Yellow Springs, Ohio, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow, chemical biodynamics laboratory University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1967 - 1972
      assistant, professor chemistry University Arizona
      Tucson, Arizona, United States