Pieter Croissant Wensink

Pieter Croissant Wensink

Male 1941 - 2012  (70 years)

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  • Name Pieter Croissant Wensink 
    Born 8 Oct 1941 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Oct 2012 
    Notes 
    • "Brandeis University Review," v. 15 no. 1 (Fall 1994): "Pieter C. Wensink, Professor of Biochemistry and Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, was invited to serve as a member of the Genetics Study Section, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, for a four-year term."

      Brandeis University Bulletin, 2008/2009--Professors: "Pieter C. Wensink, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center (Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)."

      Among his publications:

      Pieter C. Wensink, et. al., "Characterization of six cloned DNAs from drosophila melanogaster, including one that contains the genes for rRNA," in Cell (Stanford University Scool of Medicine), v. V no. 2 (1 Jun 1975), pp. 149-157.

      Robert F. Schleif & Pieter C. Wensink, "Practical Methods in Molecular Biology," Springer (1981), 220 pp.

    • "The Wellesley, MA Townsman," October 5, 2012:

      "Pieter Croissant Wensink of Wellesley, died Oct. 2, 2012. He was the cherished husband of Dorothy E. (Perry); devoted father of Tom and his wife Amy (Johnson) of Holliston, Joe and his wife Jenny (Howard) of Hartsville, SC, and Alan of Waltham; and loving grandfather of Maggie, Charlie, and Cindy. He was the son of the late Margaret (Croissant) and the late Irwin H. Wensink, and was the brother of Johanna Thompson of Maryland and Monica Jordan and her husband Donald of Virginia. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

      Pieter was born in Washington, DC, in 1941, and grew up in Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD. He attended Lawrence College in Appleton, WI, but later, after working in a laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, discovered a passion for science. He attended Johns Hopkins, receiving his Ph.D. in biology in 1971. After three years of post-doctoral study at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Pieter became a professor of biochemistry molecular genetics at Brandeis University

      Upon retiring from Brandeis due to health reasons, he took up painting and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and received his B.F.A. with distinction in painting. Pieter's greatest joy in life was his family."
    Person ID I34353  Complete
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2012 

    Father Irwin Harold Wensink,   b. 04 Jul 1908, Batavia, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1996, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Margaret Croissant,   b. 04 Sep 1909,   d. 01 Dec 1998, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1934 
    Family ID F18041370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Family ID F18041391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Pieter Croissant Wensink (1941-2012)
    Pieter Croissant Wensink (1941-2012)
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    Pieter Croissant Wensink (1941-2012)

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    Documents
    Peter Croissant Wensink (1941-2012), Volunteer in Europe
    Peter Croissant Wensink (1941-2012), Volunteer in Europe

    The "American Field Service" was established in 1915 by a Harvard professor as a result of efforts in 1914 to recruit volunteers to serve during World War I as ambulance drivers in Europe. The organization, now called "AFS," evolved over the years into a group of more than four dozen non-profit entities that now coordinate, with the help of a corps of volunteers and professional staffs, cultural exchanges between some five dozen countries around the world.