Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Alspach, a 50 year member of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Alspach is a native of New York City, where he attended the Bronx High School of Science. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a master’s in Organic Chemistry from M.I.T., where he worked on the synthesis of the peptide antibiotic Bacitracin A, and a doctorate in Biochemistry from U.C. Davis, where he researched the structural basis for the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase by thiamine. He did postdoctoral research at U.C. San Diego and the Veterans Administration Hospital in La Jolla, as well as in the Division of Immunology of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope National Medical Center.
For the past thirty years he has worked in the Registration Branch of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation as a senior environmental scientist in a regulatory capacity and currently evaluates the chemistry of new pesticide active ingredients.