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Jon Claiborne Nixon

biochemist

Jon Claiborne Nixon, American biochemist. Member American Association Cancer Research, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biophysics Society, Society In Vitro Biology, Wound Healing Society.

Background

Nixon, Jon Claiborne was born on August 4, 1944 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States. Son of Claiborne Merrell and Hilda Louise (Beech) Nixon.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Lenoir Rhine College, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Houston, 1972.

Career

Research associate Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1972-1973. Senior research scientist Burroughs Wellcome Research Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, 1973-1981. Project director, senior biochemist Linus Pauling Institute, Palo Alto, California, 1981-1983.

Senior project scientist Northrop-National Standard Instructor, Research Triangle Park, 1983-1985. Research director Institute for Molecular Biology, Boston, 1985-1987. Senior associate CBR-Harvard Medical School, 1985-1989.

Principal scientist Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, 1989-1992, assistant director, since 1993. Consultant National Institute Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, since 1988.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional journals. Contributing author: Purine and Pteridine Metabolism. Cancer Research: Biochemistry of Wound Healing.

Membership

Member American Association Cancer Research, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biophysics Society, Society In Vitro Biology, Wound Healing Society.

Connections

Married Mary A. Fritz, November 10, 1963 (divorced January 1980). Children: Laura Elaine, Catherine Leigh, Andrea Merrell.

father:
Claiborne Merrell Nixon

mother:
Hilda Louise (Beech) Nixon

spouse:
Mary A. Fritz

children:
Laura Elaine Nixon

Catherine Leigh Nixon

Andrea Merrell Nixon