Alfred L. Yergey III (September 17, 1941–May 27, 2018)

  • P. Jane GaleEmail author
  • Stephanie M. Cologna
Alfred L. Yergey III died on Sunday, 27 May, 2018, of trauma sustained in a tragic accident the day before. He was 76 years old.


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    Epstein, J.A., Blank, P.S., Searle, B.C., Catlin, A.D., Cologna, S.M., Olson, M.T., Backlund, P.S., Coorssen, J.R., Yergey, A.L.: ProteinProcessor: a probabilistic analysis using mass accuracy and the MS spectrum. Proteomics. 16, 2480–2490 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Jiang, X.S., Backlund, P.S., Wassif, C.A., Yergey, A.L., Porter, F.D.: Quantitative proteomics analysis of inborn errors of cholesterol synthesis: identification of altered metabolic pathways in DHCR7 and SC5D deficiency. Mol. Cell. Proteomics. 9, 1461–1475 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Olson, M.T., Epstein, J.A., Sackett, D.L., Yergey, A.L.: Production of reliable MALDI spectra with quality threshold clustering of replicates. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 22, 969–975 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Cologna, S.M., Jiang, X.S., Backlund, P.S., Cluzeau, C.V., Dail, M.K., Yanjanin, N.M., Siebel, S., Toth, C.L., Jun, H.S., Wassif, C.A., Yergey, A.L., Porter, F.D.: Quantitative proteomic analysis of Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 cerebellum identifies protein biomarkers and provides pathological insight. PLoS One. 7, e47845 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Yergey, A.L., Blank, P.S., Cologna, S.M., Backund, P.S., Porter, F.D., Darling, A.J.: Characterization of hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrins used in the treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease type C1. PLoS One. 12, e0175478 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Klein, C., Cologna, S.M., Kurulugama, R.T., Blank, P.S., Darland, E., Mordehai, A., Backlund, P.S., Yergey, A.L.: Cyclodextrin and malto-dextrose collision cross sections determined in a drift tube ion mobility mass spectrometer using nitrogen bath gas. Analyst. 143, 4147–4154 (2018)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Yergey, A.L., Yergey, A.K.: Preparative scale mass spectrometry: a brief history of the calutron. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 8, 943–953 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Nier, K.A., Yergey, A.L., Gale, P.J.: The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry. Vol. 9. Historical Perspectives, Part A: The Development of Mass Spectrometry. Elsevier, Waltham (2016)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ASMS Archivist/HistorianSouthboroughUSA
  2. 2.Assistant Professor, Department of ChemistryUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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