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educator , company executive

William Alan Haseltine, American virology educator, former biopharmaceutical company executive. Recipient Faculty Research award American Cancer Society, 1978-1982, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Recognition award Goiv. of Massachusetts, 1986; grantee Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, 1991.


Haseltine, William Alan was born on October 17, 1944 in St. Louis. Son of William R. and Jean (Ellsberg) Haseltine.


Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1973.


Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1973-1974. Assistant professor Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1975-1978, associate professor, 1979-1988, professor Boston, 1988-1995. Associate professor Harvard School Public Health, 1979-1988, chief, professor division human retrovirology, 1988, professor, 1988.

Founder, former chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, 1992—2004. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome executive committee National Institutes of Health, 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Cancer Research, 1985-1993, Leukemia Research, 1986. Editor in chief Journal AIDS, since 1987. Contributing author: The Microverse: The Genetic Code, 1989.

      Contributor articles to Science American, Journal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.


Trustee Leukemia Society of America (Distinguished service award 1987). Member American Federation Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Research, Council National Institute Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


Married Patricia Gercik. Children: Mara, Alexander. Married Gale Hayman, February 16, 1991.

William R. Haseltine

Jean (Ellsberg) Haseltine

Patricia Gercik

Gale Hayman

Mara Haseltine

Alexander Haseltine