Joshua Coon

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Joshua J. Coon
Residence United States
Nationality United States
Fields Chemist
Institutions University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alma mater Central Michigan University
University of Florida
Known for Mass spectrometry
Electron-transfer dissociation

Joshua Coon is a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research focuses on mass spectrometry, specifically in its application to proteomics. Joshua Coon, along with John Syka, developed electron-transfer dissociation (ETD) while working in Donald Hunt's lab at the University of Virginia.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Research interests[edit]


  • Biemann Medal (2012)
  • Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award (2010)
  • Ken Standing Award, University of Manitoba (2009)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2008)
  • American Society of Mass Spectrometry Research Award (2007)
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award (2007)
  • Eli Lilly and Company Young Investigator Award (2007)
  • Named one of "Tomorrow's PIs" by Genome Technology magazine (2006)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Syka JE, Coon JJ, Schroeder MJ, Shabanowitz J, Hunt DF (2004). "Peptide and protein sequence analysis by electron transfer dissociation mass spectrometry". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 101 (26): 9528–33. doi:10.1073/pnas.0402700101. PMC 470779. PMID 15210983.