Claire M. Fraser, PhD Bio

(Dean's Endowed Professor, Director, Institute for Genome Sciences)

Relationship Statistics of Claire M. Fraser, PhD

What is Claire M. Fraser, PhD marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Claire M. Fraser, PhD get married ? (married date):, 2013
Is Claire M. Fraser, PhD having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Claire M. Fraser, PhD lesbian ?: No
Who is Claire M. Fraser, PhD husband ? (name):Jack Kammer

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In 2013, Claire married author Jack Kammer and is totally settled. Jack examines and writes about gender issues from a male-centered perspective.

She was previously married to geneticist J. Craig Venter. They met while attending State University at Buffalo (SUNY). Dr. Fraser recalls that it was Craig who encouraged her to complete her thesis about receptor proteins. When her marriage and gender raised doubts about her professional ability, she retorted ‘I don’t think I need to make any apologies for that’.

In the end, the perception of people in the scientific community took a toll on Claire’s and Craig’s marriage and they separated after 24 years of married life.

Who is Claire M. Fraser, PhD?

Clair M. Fraser, PhD is  an American Professor  and the most cited authority  in Investigative Microbiology. In 1995, she was the first to map the genetic code of free-living organism in the human body that revolutionized microbiology research.

She is currently Dean’s Endowed Professor at the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.

Dr. Fraser is also the Director at the Institute of Genome Sciences there. In 2020, she will serve as AAAS President and in 2021, as Chairperson.

Claire M. Fraser: Family, Education

Dr. Fraser was raised by a high school principal and elementary school teacher in Saugus, a suburb of Boston in Maryland. This little hazel-eyed, Native American girl with chestnut-brown hair excelled in all subjects in school. However it was only after high school that she showed interest in science.

As a 5-year old playing in her friend’s mini-kitchen, did Claire know that she would play a part in genome sequencing? In fact she credits Rensselaer and first husband Craig Vector for her research bug. However she takes her achievements with a pinch of salt. Instead of achievements, you can see pictures of  Dr. Frazer’s beloved poodles Shadow, Cricket and Marley in her office. And she even sequenced Shadow’s genome!

Dr. Fraser completed B.S. Biology in 1977 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1981, Dr. Fraser completed her PhD. Pharmacology from State University of New York in Buffalo.

Claire M. Fraser: Professional Life, Career

Starting 1995, Dr. Fraser’s  discovered a complete genetic instruction- the genomes of a collection of species and yes, human pathogens among others that lie at the crossroads of evolution.

Dr. Fraser was the first to map this complete, genetic code of a free-living organism, the Haemophilus influenza. This bacterium causes lower respiratory tract infections and meningitis in infants and young children.

Dr. Fraser is also an expert in microbial forensics too. In 2001, she led the Amerithrax investigation and helped FBI identify the four genetic mutations in the anthrax spores. This added another dimension in the field of microbial forensics.

From 1998 to 2007 she was the president and director of TIGR, Rockville, MD. Now she works on hypothesis-driven research using “-omics” technologies.

Dr. Fraser also writes books about her research and has more than 50k citations to her credit.

Claire M. Fraser: Awards, Nominations

Some of Dr. Fraser’s awards are:

  • 2002, Ernest Orland Lawrence Award
  • 2004, AAAS Fellow
  • 2010, Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame
  • 2011, Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame.
  • 2014,  Maryland International Business Leadership Award

Claire M. Fraser: Net Worth, Body Measurements

Dr. Fraser’s salary is over $78k, along with income from writing books and commerce. Her net worth over $80 million. She has average height and weight and endowed with hazel brown eyes and hair.

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