Jacqueline K. Barton, PhD

Professor, California Institute of Technology

Dr. Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of 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. She serves as a director on the Board of Directors of DowDuPont Inc. and serves on the Materials Advisory Committee. She founded and served on the Board of GeneOhm Sciences Inc. a molecular diagnostics company acquired by Becton Dickinson and Company in 2005, and was a member of Gilead's Scientific Advisory Board from 1989-2007. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Philosophical Society. In 2011, she 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.