We provide here reflections on the life and career of David W. Krogmann (1931–2016), a great scientist, a mentor and an outstanding teacher, who had a remarkable impact on anyone who came in contact with him. Dave was a pillar of photosynthesis at Purdue University, and an international authority on electron transfer intermediates in oxygenic photosynthesis, particularly the soluble cytochromes. The photosynthetic system of his choice was cyanobacteria, and one of his major discoveries was the Orange Carotenoid Protein in these microrganisms.
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We thank many including: Nick Carpita; Richard Dilley; Manuel Hervás ; Kwok Ki Ho; André T. Jagendorf; Toivo Kallas; Larry Zee Morand; William Ogren; Donald R. Ort, and Rachel R.Weaver, for their help by sending information, and/or photographs. Govindjee thanks the staff of Life Science Information Technology, and the Departments of Plant Biology and of Biochemistry of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign for support. We are equally grateful to the Department of Biochemistry of Purdue University for their cooperation in providing information used here.
This manuscript was read, edited and accepted by Thomas D. Sharkey with the following comment: This description of the life’s work of Professor David Krogmann provides insight into his generous and kind nature, and the effect he had on so many people studying photosynthesis.
Incomplete alphabetical list of coauthors of David Krogmann (those deceased are indicated with an asterisk (*); prepared by Govindjee, Manuel Hervás and Rachel Weaver)
Jawed Alam; Bette Armstrong; Mordhay Avron*; Rita Barr*; Robert (Bob) C. Bartsch*; Tadeusz Baszynski; Steven P. Berg; Andres Binder; Clanton C. Black*; Vishnu Brahmandan; Jerry Brand; Ruth Butalla; Alfonso Cárabez-Trejo; Duilio Casico; Alicia Chagolla-López; Cheryl Chan; R.Holland Cheng; Parag Chitnis; Yoon Shin Cho; Dennis Cipolo; Cathleen L.Cohn; Kim K. Colvert; Fredrick L. Crane*; Stephanie E. Curtis; M.A. Cusanovich; Danny J. Davis; Miguel A. De la Rosa; Antonio Díaz-Quintana; Richard A. Dilley; Maria Diverse-Pierluissi; S. Dodge; Warren C. Duane; William L. Ellefson; Paula Kay Evans; Melinda K. Frame; Martin Gibbs*; Carlos Gómez-Lojero; Luis González de la Vara; Norman E. Good*; Solon A. Gordon; Govindjee; Emma Berta Gutiérrez-Cirlos; Toshiharu Hase; Ruedi Hauser; Mark A. Hermodson; Manuel Hervás; Kwok Ki Ho; Mary C. Hohl; Thomas Kay Holt; Richard C. Honeycutt; Sei Izawa*; André T. Jagendorf; Dale A. Johnson; Charmaine Kang; Cheryl A. Kerfeld; Joe Key; Shaw Shan Lee; James L. Lightbody; John L. Markley; Hiroshi Matsubara; Berger Mayne*; Terry E. Meyer; Larry Zee Morand; Tokumasa Nakamoto; Seiichi Nakayamo; José A. Navarro; William L. Ogren; Edwin Olivero; Donald R. Ort; Cathleen Lindsay Overholt; Mary P. Padgett; Antonio Peña-Díaz; Bertha Pérez-Gómez; Wendell H. Powers; Guadalupe Prado-Flores; Anthony San Pietro*; Michael R.Sawaya; Richard Schneeman; Ahmen Serag; Stanley Smith; James Sprinkle; Mary L. Stiller; Walter A. Susor; Flora L. M. Tang; Gordon Tollin; Colleen C. Trevithick-Sutton; John F. Turner; Eldon L. Ulrich; Birgit Vennesland*; Qingjun Wang; Richard A. Whitake; C John Whitmarsh; Yi Pyng Wu; Yasusi Yamamoto; Todd O. Yeates; and Michael Young.
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Brand, J.J., Kerfeld, C.A., Cramer, W.A. et al. David W. Krogmann, 1931–2016. Photosynth Res 132, 1–12 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-016-0335-x
- Orange carotenoid protein
- Electron transport