Mary-Claire King was born in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and is currently the American Cancer Society Professor, Departments of Medicine and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, USA. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA in 1966 and received her PhD in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1973. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, USA (1974–1976). From 1976 to 1995, She joined the University of California, Berkeley, where she was successively Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Genetics in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology / Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Since 1995, She has been an American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


14 May 2018    Hong Kong