Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.

American Cancer Society Professor
Depts of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences
Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine (Medical Genetics)
Affiliate Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


University of Washington School of Medicine
Health Sciences Room K-160
Seattle WA 98195-7720

Phone: (206) 616-4294
FAX: (206) 616-4295

Research Program:

Dr. King’s group studies the genetics of complex, common human conditions. The primary areas of interest in the lab are inherited predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer, inherited hearing loss, and genetic influences on schizophrenia and other major mental illnesses.

Our approach is to apply the tools of human genetics and genomics to identification and characterization of critical genes in informative families and populations. Our lab also applies genomics tools to the identification of victims of human rights abuses.

Investigator: Dr. King is American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and of Genome Sciences.

Representative Publications: