Student Pugwash USA's 14th National Conference on Science and Social Responsibility: Promoting the Integrity of Science
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Kay Fields, Ph.D.
Dr. Fields is a Scientist-Investigator/PHS Staff Fellow at the Office of Research Integrity of the U.S. Public Health Service. She obtained a B.A. at Radcliffe College, Harvard University, in 1963 and was a National Merit Scholar. She earned a Ph.D. in Biology and Microbiology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. She was a post-doctoral fellow of the American Cancer Society and Swiss National Science Foundation at the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and in 1971 joined the Medical Research Council Neuroimmunology Unit at University College London as a Scientist and Honorary Lecturer in Zoology.
From 1977 to 1990 she was a Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where she taught and was head of a research lab practicing neuroimmunology and cell biology. She moved to Bethesda in 1990 and worked for one-two years within the National Institute of Mental Health as an extramural program administrator of the Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences Research Branch and Neurogenetics Program. She worked with Marshall Nirenberg at NHLBI, NIH in 1991-1992, sequencing clones of a rat calcium channel.
Kay joined ORI in 1992 as a Staff Fellow and Senior Scientist in the Division of Research Investigations, now the Division of Investigative Oversight. Her primary interests are molecular neurobiology and the genetics of neurologic disease as well as oversight of scientific misconduct investigations.