John W. Judge has been with the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland since 2010. He manages the analytical laboratory and is responsible for analysis of incoming raw materials, in-process intermediates and final products, as well as process development for our client companies. In addition, he also provides chemical support for Aqua Clara International, an MSUBI building tenant and non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to developing countries.
John received his B.S. in chemistry from Manchester College (now Manchester University) in 1984. After attending graduate school at Michigan State University, he served as an assistant professor for Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO, where he taught a variety of courses including General Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis, and Physical Chemistry, and also directed undergraduate research. During his time at Culver-Stockton, Judge served as the chairman for the local American Chemical Society section.
In 1997, he returned to MSU to take an appointment in the chemistry department working for Dr. Barnett Rosenberg at his Barros Research Institute. As part of the team working for Dr. Rosenberg, he was responsible for isolation and identification of a novel protein for use as an anti-cancer and anti-viral agent. During his tenure at Barros, he employed a wide variety of separation methods including HIC, ion-exchange, size exclusion and reversed-phase chromatographies as well as SDS-PAGE, chromatofocusing and various protein assays. He was also responsible for finding and maintaining collaborations with numerous other research laboratories to conduct anti-viral studies.