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Resume: Claire M. Fraser


BORN

Nov. 5, 1955, Boston

EDUCATION

B.S., biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1977; PhD, University at Buffalo, 1981

CURRENT JOB

President, The Institute for Genomic Research, the world leader in decoding the genes of disease-causing microbes

CAREER START

Studied a class of receptors on the surface of cells that are the targets of many prescription drugs, along with morphine and other narcotics. Entered the field of genomics in the mid-1990s

CONSTANT COMPANIONS

Her three standard poodles, Shadow, Cricket, and Marley, who come with her to the office every day

AFTER HOURS

Working on the restoration of a 19th-century farmhouse; has recently taken up painting

FAMILY

Married to J. Craig Venter, former head of Celera Genomics and now head of the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation


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