UW News

August 18, 2005

Davie to be honored as ‘Inventor of the Year’

Dr. Earl Davie, UW professor of biochemistry and a co-founder of ZymoGenetics, will be honored with the “Inventor of the Year” award at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the downtown Seattle Art Museum.

The event is organized by the UW School of Medicine, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, the Washington Research Foundation, ZymoGenetics and the area biotechnology and medical device industry.

Davie, a former chair of the UW Department of Biochemistry, is best known for his extensive work to understand the complex chain of biochemical events that result in fibrin clotting, the central process in blood clotting.

Davie and his colleagues cloned and sequenced many genes involved in the blood-coagulation process. This work led directly to the development of safer clotting factors for hemophiliacs.

The reception is open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. To register, contact Barbara Mahoney at 206-543-7718 or bmahoney@u.washington.edu.