Clay Siegall is a pristine and talented individual. In 1998, he co-founded the company Seattle Genetics. Currently, he is the company’s president and Chief Executive Officer. Seattle Genetics is renowned for their development of life saving antibodies. In particular, they are known for their ADC platform, which is an antibody drug conjugate. For nearly two decades, Dr. Siegall has led Seattle Genetics into receiving $350 million dollars.
Also, the company has several strategic collaborations under its belt, including a collaboration agreement with Genentech. the collaboration is valued to be worth more than $850 million dollars. In the years preceding Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall was with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1991 to 1997. From 1988 to 1991, he was with the National Cancer Institute. Currently, Clay Siegall serves on the Board of Directors of BioPharmaceuticals,. BioPharmecuticals is a private biotechnology company. Clay Siegall also attended George Washington University, where he received a Ph.D. degree in Genetics.
As you can imagine, Dr. Clay Siegall has been awarded several awards. This includes the 2013 University of Maryland Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math and Natural Sciences, and the 2012 Pacific Northwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In addition, He has written more than 70 publications and holds 15 patents. In Clay Siegall’s most recent blog posts, he discusses Coral bleaching and the birth of a three parent child. First, is coral bleaching. The Great Barrier Reef is the newest victim of coral bleaching. Although bleaching events have occurred numerous times in the past 20 years, this year marks the first time it was known to have happened consecutively. Scientists infer he damage can be attributed to global warming.
Next, is the child born to three parents. The three parent baby a boy carrying the blended DNA of the birth mother, her husband and an unrelated female donor. Mitochondrial replacement therapy allowed for his mother to bypass a birth defect that may have led to him being born with Leigh syndrome. Leigh syndrome is a devastating neurological disorder that normally results in death before the age of 3.