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David A. Clayton

David A. Clayton, American lab administrator. Recipient Warner-Lambert/Parke Davis award, 1982.


  • Clayton, David A. was born on February 5, 1944 in Joliet, Illinois, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1970.


    • Professor Stanford University, California, 1970—1996, program director, medical scientist training program, 1978—1996. Senior science officer Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1996—1999, vice president science development, 2000—2001, vice president, chief science officer, 2001—2007, vice president research operations, 2007—2008, laboratory head Ashburn, Virginia, since 2008. Member advisory committee nucleic acids and protein synthesis, American Cancer Society, 1976-1980.

      Member molecular biology study section, National Institutes of Health, 1982-1986, chairman, 1984-1986. Member science review board Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1993-1996. Member national advisory board General Medical Science Council, 1996-1999.

      Fisher lecturer Southern Illinois University, 1989.


    • Contributor scientific papers to professional publications.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Active Howard Hughes Medical Institute of Science Review Board, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1993—1996, National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, Bethesda, 1996—1999. Active and chair, advisory board academic council Stanford University, 1989—1992. Active University Maryland, College Park, 2003—2006.

    Member Institute Medicine National Academy of Sciences, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


    • Married Lauretta Swanson, 1965. Children: Lindsay, Ryan, Megan.
    • spouse: Lauretta Swanson
    • children: Lindsay Clayton
    • Ryan Clayton
    • Megan Clayton
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    Born February 5, 1944
    (age 73)