Dr. Mary-Claire King, American Cancer Society Research Professor, University of Washington

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Mary-Claire King
American Cancer Society Research Professor, Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
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*Dr. Mary-Claire King* is American Cancer Society Research Professor in the
Department of Medicine and Genetics at the University of Washington, and
elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. Her laboratory includes
undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs working in genetics,
molecular biology, cell biology, epidemiology, and statistics.
Their work focuses primarily on genetic analysis of breast and ovarian
cancer. Dr. King was the first to prove that breast cancer is inherited in
some families and is now investigating what genes predisposing to breast
cancer in families may reveal about breast cancer generally. Her other
medical research interest include genetic analysis of inherited deafness and
systemic lupus erythematosus. Her lab is also interested in human rights
problems. For more information on Dr. Mary-Claire King, visit
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cosepup/king.html