Mary-Claire King
Professor
Medical Genetics
Professor
Genome Sciences
American Cancer Society Professor
Affiliate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Associate Director, Medical Scientist MD/PhD Training Program (MSTP)

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. King grew up in Chicago. She received her BA cum laude in Mathematics from Carleton College in Minnesota, her PhD in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley, and her postdoctoral training at UC San Francisco. She was professor at UC Berkeley from 1976-1995 and has been American Cancer Society Professor of Medical Genetics and of Genome Sciences at UW since 1995. 

Education & Training: 
BA in Mathematics
Carleton College
1966
PhD in Genetics
University of California, Berkeley
1973
Postdoc Fellowship
UC San Francisco
1974-1976
Honors: 
National Academy of Medicine (formerly IOM)
1994
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1999
National Academy of Sciences
2005
President, American Society of Human Genetics
2012
American Philosophical Society
2012
Lasker-Koshland Award for Medical Research
2014
National Medal of Science
2016