Dr. Clay Siegall was responsible for founding Seattle Genetics Inc in 1997 and since 2002; he has been the CEO of the firm and President since 2000. He has an extensive experience in therapeutic drug development and cancer research for nearly twenty years. Before being the President of the company, he had served as the Vice President for three years as from 1997. He also served the company as the Chief Scientific Officer for nearly five years as from 1997.
His work experience before founding the Seattle Genetics Inc was extensive as he served various institutions and companies. In 1991, Dr. Clay worked with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute in a post of senior research investigator. He was later promoted to become the Principal Scientist, and he continued to learn new things and to implement the little he knew.
He has also served in various leadership positions while in the medicine field. In 2004, He served Seattle Genetics as an Interim Chairman. He served as the Director of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc since 2014. Since 2005, he took the position of Director in Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc and Seattle Genetics Inc. He has also served the Board of Governors of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Business Alliance and Director of Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.
Apart from leading the various companies he chairs, Dr. Clay has authored more than sixty scientific papers giving the general public his points, suggestions and views. He is also seen to serve the Editorial board of various scientific journals and is an active member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation.
Due to his efforts and interest in the field of targeted toxins, he has won various awards as he is very dedicated in all he does. He was once a student of George Washington University where he graduated with a Ph.D. in Genetics. He also attended the University of Maryland where he graduated with a B.S in Zoology
His extensive education and experience background has helped in shaping his personality ensuring he succeeds in whatever he does.