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Jacqueline K. Barton, PhD

Professor, California Institute of Technology


Jacqueline K. Barton, PhD, joined our Board in January 2018. Dr. Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, where she has been a member of the faculty for nearly 30 years and served as the Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of the division from 2009 to 2019. She is a member of the board of directors of Dow Inc., and previously served on the board of directors and Materials Advisory Committee of DowDupont Inc. and the board of directors of The Dow Chemical Company. Dr. Barton also founded and served on the board of directors of GeneOhm Sciences Inc., a molecular diagnostics company acquired by Becton, Dickinson and Company, and was a member of Gilead’s Scientific Advisory Board from 1989 to 2007. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Philosophical Society. In 2011, Dr. Barton received the 2010 National Medal of Science for her discovery of new chemistry of the DNA helix, and in 2015, she received the Priestley Medal, the highest award of the American Chemical Society.