John R. Yates

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John R. Yates
Residence United States
Nationality United States
Fields Chemist
Institutions The Scripps Research Institute
Alma mater University of Maine
University of Virginia
Known for Mass Spectrometry

John R. Yates III is an American chemist and professor of chemical biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. His work is focused on developing tools and in proteomics and he specializes in mass spectrometry. He is best known for the development of the SEQUEST algorithm for automated peptide sequencing and Multidimensional Protein Identification Technology (MudPIT).

He received a B.A. (1980) and M.S. (1983) from the University of Maine and a Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Virginia. He won the 1998 Pehr Edman Award and, in 2004, won the Biemann Medal and the Christian B. Anfinsen Award in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ McCammon, M.G.; Carol V. Robinson. "Focus for John Yates III, 2004 ASMS Biemann Medal Awardee". Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 16 (8): 1205–1206. doi:10.1016/j.jasms.2005.05.005. 

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