John Martin Death – Obituary John Martin of Gilliard has Died.
Angela Koehler Vegas 1h · I’m truly heartbroken this morning by the loss of a biotech giant and a genuinely good person, John C. Martin. John was always full of scientific nuggets and life wisdom. So full of useful information. At an event in early February of 2020, he took me aside and was the first person to predict what my life would really be like during COVID but he said it would all be okay in the end. I took him seriously and started to plan accordingly. He gave me a leg up. I tailored my last in-person lecture at MIT around his wisdom and his contributions to antivirals. I’m supposed to speak about his work again in a zoom class a week from now and I’m not quite sure how I’ll get through it with dignity. He convinced me that chemists can do anything if they set their mind to it. He’ll continue to inspire me to be better in all aspects of life.