Seattle Genetics was found in 1997 and Clay was one of the founders. He has occupied the position of CEO since 2000. Owing to Dr. Clay’s vast experience in the field of cancer research and drug creation, he is comfortably able to execute Seattle’s agenda.
Upon the creation of the company in 1997, Clay was the executive VP. He went on to serve as the chief scientific officer in 2002, a few years after assuming the position of CEO. He had been the research investigator at Bristol- Myers Pharmaceutical Institute from 1991 to 1995. He would rise to principal scientist in 1997.
Clay is Washington Biotechnology and Business Association (WBBA) director. He is also a board member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Business Alliance board.
Academic Work and Celebrity
Clay Siegall has authored quite a number of scientific literature. He enjoys nine patent rights and to be exact he has 67 academic papers to his credit. His respectability in the scientific circles has earned him editorial positions in three journals. He was celebrated in 1995 with the Pierce award owing to his contribution to the field of targeted toxins. He would make finalist in the 2002 Ernst and Young’s Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the year for the scientific award.
Siegall is a blogger. He publishes articles of scientific import authored by other authorities in the industry. In one of the recent posts, the downside of solitary confinement is discussed. Although the hole has a way of instilling discipline in inmates, it is detrimental to their well-being. In the hole these inmates have no sense of time. They cannot differentiate day from night as lights are always on in their cells. It comes to a point where the inmate craves the touch of a fellow human.
In another blog post, the negative effects of combat gear that is used in the army is brought to light. There is a likelihood that the heavy mobile machines used by the US army to fire at opponents may be hazardous. Speculatively, it is opined that the gas emitting machines may cause brain damage to the soldiers handling them in the field.