Past Recipients of the Donald F. Hunt Distinguished Contribution in Proteomics Award
Donald F. Hunt Distinguished Contribution in Proteomics Award
2022 Recipient: Jonathan Sweedler, School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan V. Sweedler is the James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Professor of Chemistry and Director of the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His overarching research emphasizes bioanalytical chemistry/measurement science technology development, and the study of cell-cell signaling. He is recognized for creating innovative approaches for small-volume mass spectrometry (MS) and used these approaches to probe single cells for their proteins, peptides and metabolites. Recent advances allow them to probe tens of thousands of cells for their chemical content and select specific cells for follow-up MS-based measurements. Together with their collaborators, they have interrogated the genome, transcriptome, and peptidome in a broad range of animals, uncovered signaling molecules and pathways involved in diverse functions and behaviors, and characterized neuropeptides in the honey bee, planarian, songbird, sea snail, and multiple mammalian species, as well as in individual cells and vesicles.
The impact of Jonathan’s work is reflected in 500+ research and review articles, patents, and book chapters. His achievements have been recognized by numerous awards, including the CASSS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science, Torbern Bergman Medal, Visionary Award from the American Diabetes Association, ANACHEM Award, Malcom E. Pruitt Award, and ACS Analytical Chemistry Award; and he has been recognized several times by The Analytical Scientist on their Power List of Analytical Chemists, including twice at the number one spot. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Analytical Chemistry.