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Arthur Kirk Field

Arthur Kirk Field, American biotechnologist, virologist. Achievements include 7 patents in field. Member Planning Commission, Upper Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania, 1984-1988, Zoning Hearing Board, 1988-1991. Member International Society Antiviral Research (chairman finance 1988-1996).

Background

  • Field, Arthur Kirk was born on January 6, 1938 in North Adams, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Kenneth and Florence (Kirk) Field.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1960. Master of Science, Cornell University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1965.

    Career

    • Senior research virologist Merck Research, West Point, Pennsylvania, 1965-1969, research fellow, 1969-1973, senior research fellow, 1973-1980, senior investigator, 1980-1986. Director microbial biochemistry Squibb Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986-1988, executive director virology, 1988-1989, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, 1989-1992. Vice president research Hybridon, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992-1997.

      Visiting scholar Worcester Foundation, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 1992-1996. Adjunct professor department pharmacology University Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, since 1992. Member science advisory board Methylgene, Inc.

      President Microbiotix, Inc., since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include 7 patents in field.

    Works

    • Member editorial board Antiviral Research, since 1989, International Antiviral News, since 1992, Gene Therapy Newsletter, 1994-1996, Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy, since 1995, Molecular Therapeutics-Gene Therapy and Oligonucleotides, 1997-1998, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, since 1997. Section editor Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics, since 1999. Contributor chapters to books and articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Planning Commission, Upper Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania, 1984-1988, Zoning Hearing Board, 1988-1991. Member International Society Antiviral Research (chairman finance 1988-1996).

    Connections

    • Married Marcia Ellen Case, September 4, 1960. Children: Karen Lynn, Richard Kirk.
    • father: Kenneth Field
    • mother: Florence (Kirk) Field
    • spouse: Marcia Ellen Case
    • children: Karen Lynn Field
    • Richard Kirk Field
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    Nationality
    • 1960
      Cornell University
    • 1961
      Cornell University
    • 1965
      University California
    • 1965 - 1969
      Senior, research virologist Merck Research
      West Point, Mississippi, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      director, microbial biochemistry Squibb Institute
      Princeton, New Jersey, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      director, microbial biochemistry Squibb Institute
      Princeton, New Jersey, United States
    • 1992 - 1997
      vice president, research Hybridon
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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