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William Jack Kohr

William Jack Kohr, American biochemist. Achievements include patents for Tissue Plasminogen Activator (T-PA) Produced by Recombinant DNA Technology, Protein Sequencer. Named Inventor of Year, Intellectual Property Owners, Inc., 1989. Member American Society Microbiology, Protein Society.

Background

  • Kohr, William Jack was born on September 30, 1945 in Cleveland. Son of Paul Robert and Ruth Regina (Gable) Kohr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Drexel University, 1969. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1973.

    Career

    • Professor assistant Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1973-1980. Scientist Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, California, 1980-1991. Vice president Geobiotics Inc., Hayward, since 1991.

      Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents for Tissue Plasminogen Activator (T-PA) Produced by Recombinant DNA Technology, Protein Sequencer.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to Biochemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, Methods in Enzymology, Nature, Science.

    Membership

    Member American Society Microbiology, Protein Society.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Marie Grunwald, December 17, 1971. Children: Jennifer, Christopher.
    • father: Paul Robert Kohr
    • mother: Ruth Regina (Gable) Kohr
    • spouse: Karen Marie Grunwald
    • children: Jennifer Kohr
    • Christopher Kohr
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    Born September 30, 1945
    (age 71)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Drexel University
    • 1973
      Purdue University
    • 1973 - 1980
      Professor, assistant Purdue University
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1980 - 1991
      scientist, Genentech Incorporated
      South San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1991
      vice president, Geobiotics Incorporated
      Hayward, Wisconsin, United States

    Award