James Augustus McCloskey, Jr, died August 30, 2017
Sep 4, 2017 4:12 PM
James Augustus McCloskey, Jr, died August 30, 2017 at age 81 at home in Grey Forest, TX. He was born Robert McCloskey at Robert B. Green Hospital in San Antonio, June 25, 1936 to James Augustus McCloskey, MD, and Marian Rebecca Koehler McCloskey.
In 1974 Jim moved his research efforts to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He was a tenured professor in the College of Pharmacy, and Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine. The University of Utah awarded him the Distinguished Research Award in 1989 and he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received many awards for his research. One of which he was most proud was the Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry, awarded by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) in 2005. Jim was one of the early leaders and officers of the ASMS.