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Mary E. Clutter
Assistant Director
Directorate for Biological Sciences

Dr. Mary E. Clutter is Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is responsible for the Biological Sciences Directorate that supports all major areas of fundamental research in biology.

Dr. Clutter came to NSF from the Department of Biology at Yale University to be Program Director of Developmental Biology. She has held a number of positions at the Foundation including Division Director of Cellular Biosciences, Senior Science Advisor to the Director, and Acting Deputy Director, NSF.

Dr. Clutter is the U.S. Chair of the U.S.-European Commission Task Force on Biotechnology, Vice President and a member of the Board of Trustees of the international Human Frontiers Science Program, a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, a member of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board, Chair of the Biotechnology Subcommittee of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Ecological Systems of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources/NSTC and co-chair of the NSTC Committee on Science's Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes. She is also a member of numerous professional societies, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is a Fellow of the AAAS and the Association for Women in Science.

Dr. Clutter received the Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Allegheny College and her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She received honorary doctorates of science from Allegheny College and Mount Holyoke College and the Bicentennial Medallion of Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh. She has received numerous Senior Executive Service Awards including the Meritorious and Distinguished Executive Presidential rank awards from President Ronald Reagan, President George Bush and President William Clinton.

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