John Bushweller is an expert in protein structure. Additionally, his interests lie in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and crystallography.
He mainly studies RUNX1, transcription factor, cell biology and protein structure. Furthermore, his study incorporates elements of cancer research, runt syndrome, leukemia, immunology and chromatin into its study.
Early Life and Education
John was born in White Plains, NY and went on to earn both a Bachelor’s degree from Yale and Master’s degree from UC Berkeley. Following college graduation, he worked as a scientist at the National Institute of Technology in Singapore where he developed fluorescence spectroscopy – an innovative way of measuring chemical compounds using fluorescence spectra. Later, John earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from California Institute of Technology while serving as postdoctoral fellow.
He then ventured into the nuclear industry by working at Los Alamos, home of the largest atomic physics experiment ever performed, where he spent most of his career as an expert on radioactive materials science. Additionally, he earned recognition as one of America’s top 50 people for his contributions to science and international security.
John Bushweller spent several years as a chemical engineer, teaching and conducting research. He collaborated with Union Carbide Corporation and published numerous scientific papers. Furthermore, he had seven patents and traveled the world for business purposes.
He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and dedicated his professional life to science, nuclear nonproliferation, and international security. He was well known for his political activism in the antiwar movement as well as being an ice hockey enthusiast who enjoyed watching his sons play soccer or hockey. John, Kevin, and Scott built a marriage that lasted over 60 years with Ellie; they are survived by their sons John, Kevin and Scott as well as grandchildren Devin, Ariana Nathan Leila Colin Kayleigh and Brenna.
John Bushweller was an eminent scientist, as well as a political activist and anti-nuclear nonproliferation supporter. He was part of the iconic Chicago 7 demonstrations during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
He is a Research Chemical Engineer who served the USDA Western Regional Research Center for 23 years until his retirement in 1988.
His research interests span protein structure and crystallography, biochemistry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Additionally, he integrates subjects such as microtubule-associated protein, plasma protein binding and cell biology. Furthermore, he studies RUNX1 Translocation Partner 1 Protein.