Clay Siegall Ph.D., the co-founder of Seattle Genetics is a dedicated scientist who is determined to make a difference in the lives of cancer sufferers by discovering new advanced scientific treatments to save the pain of cancer treatment, to save lives and eventually to defeat a disease that has become a scourge to humanity. His expertise was recently sought out by Mirna Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that is focusing on microRNA therapies. This is an area in which Siegall has experience. His position as outside director to its board of directors is a tribute to Siegall’s willingness to sacrifice personal gain for the betterment of humanity.
Mirna Therapeutics Inc. Appoints Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., to Its Board of Directors
These new cancer-fighting technologies specifically attack the cancer cells in the body without ravaging the patient’s valuable blood cells and system defenses.
Siegall is the President of Seattle Genetics as well as its co-founder. His area of expertise was once the domain of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute with whom he worked for from 1991 until 1997. Bristol-Myers Squibb decided to stop investigating the area which was Siegall’s expertise, and they moved away from Seattle wanting Siegall to come back East as a valued scientist. He made the decision to stay in Seattle, where he then founded his company to continue with his cancer drug studies.
Siegall is a man dedicated to intense research, innovation, and a passion for helping patients.
His company is at the forefront of developing antibody-drug conjugates and has secured FDA approval of the company’s first product, ADCETRIS (bretuximab vedotin). The drug is now a global brand which has been approved in 60 countries. Siegall has been the recipient of numerous awards, including 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. He has authored more than 70 publications and developed and maintains 15 patents in his field of study. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University after obtaining his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland.
Siegall is a great addition to Mirna Therapeutics and the world seeking cures for cancer.