Claude Arthur Knight, American biologist, educator. Recipient certificate of merit Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1948; United States Public Health Service research grantee, 1952-1979. Member American Society Biological Chemists, American Society Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.
Research fellow Rockefeller Institute Medical Research, Princeton, New Jersey, 1940-1948. Professor molecular biology University of California, Berkeley, from 1948, department chairman, 1976-1978. Director University of California (Virus Laboratory), 1976-1978.
Director National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Molecular Biology, 1964-1973. Consultant United States Public Health Service virology study committee, 1965-1969.