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Don Craig Wiley

Don Craig Wiley, American biochemistry and biophysics educator. Achievements include research on amino acid sequences of haemagglutinins of influenza viruses of the H3 subtype isolated from horses, studies of infuenza haemagglutinin mediated membrane fusion.

Background

  • Wiley, Don Craig was born on October 21, 1944 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of William Childs and Phyllis Rita (Norton) Wiley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry, Tufts University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, Harvard University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Leiden, The Netherlands, 1995.

      Doctorate (honorary), University Leiden, Netherlands, 1995.

    Career

    • Assistant professor department biochemistry and molecular biology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1975, associate professor, 1975-1979, professor biochemistry and biophysics, from 1979, chairman department molecular and cellular biology, 1992-1995, investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, from 1987. Member biophysics chemistry study section National Institutes of Health, 1981-1985. Shipley Symposium lecturer Harvard Medical School, 1985, Peter A. Leermakers Symposium lecturer Wesleyan University, 1986, K.F. Meyer lecturer University California, San Francisco, 1986, John T. Edsall lecturer Harvard University, 1987, Washburn lecturer Boston Museum of Science, 1987, Harvey lecturer New York Academy of Sciences, 1988, XVI Linus Pauling lecturer Stanford University, 1989.

      Research associate in medicine Children's Hospital, Boston, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on amino acid sequences of haemagglutinins of influenza viruses of the H3 subtype isolated from horses, studies of infuenza haemagglutinin mediated membrane fusion.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow National Academy of Sciences (lecturer 1988). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Chemical Society (Nichol's Distinguished Symposium lecturer Northeast section 1988), American Crystallographic Association, American Society Microbiology, American Society for Chemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Virology, Biophysics Society (National lecturer 1989), Protein Society, American Phil.

    Connections

    • Married Katrin Valgeirsdottir. Children: William Valgeir, Lara. Children from previous marriage: Kristen D., Craig S.
    • father: William Childs Wiley
    • mother: Phyllis Rita (Norton) Wiley
    • spouse: Katrin Valgeirsdottir
    • children: William Valgeir Wiley
    • Lara Wiley
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    Born October 21, 1944
    Died November 16, 2001
    (aged 57)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Tufts University
    • 1971
      Harvard University
    • 1995
      University Leiden
    • 1995
      University Leiden
    • 1971 - 1975
      Assistant, professor department biochemistry and molecular biology Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States