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Sat, Aug 5, 2017 9:00 am - not stated

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  • Terms & Conditions

    CHECK, CASH, OR CREDIT CARD (3% FEE ON CREDIT CARD) 10% BUYER'S PREMIUM. Seller reserves the right to add and delete items prior to the start of the auction.

Sale Description

Clark Auctions has been selected to auction the estate of Dr. William Claycomb. Dr. Claycomb, a Louisiana State University Medical School Professor, was known and respected internationally for his cardiac stem-cell research. He was a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and a pioneer in heart disease research whose discoveries have been recognized worldwide.

Dr. Claycomb earned his doctorate from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He had been a research associate in biological chemistry at Harvard Medical School and was an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston until 1976, when he joined the LSU staff. 

Dr. Claycomb was considered to be a research pioneer. His major research interest was to develop mechanisms to repair or regenerate heart-muscle tissue in the diseased heart. He was best known for establishing the HL-1 cell line, the first cell line established that can maintain the heart-cell characteristics and beat in a test tube. He then developed the Claycomb Medium to support and promote the growth of HL-1 cells used for research. Scientists the world over use the HL-1 cell line and Claycomb Medium to conduct research on heart attacks, test new drugs and treatments for heart diseases and conditions, and to study mature heart cell specific genes.

During Dr. Claycomb’s 45-year career, he trained three generations of Louisiana physicians and 23 future doctoral scientists who also went on to distinguished careers in academic biomedical research. He was also an investigator for the American Heart Association.

This fine home features the “Best of the Best.” No junk or low end items. Everything is “Top of the Line.” Quality and fine taste abounds and thousands of items will be auctioned.  If you can appreciate quality, this is your auction. This is only a small fraction of what will be available. More pictures and details will follow soon. Hundreds of beautiful collectible to include, figures, carvings, custom blown glass, statues and more. Over 200 pieces of wall art to include Andy Warhol, oils, watercolors and signed prints. Fine furnishings, antiques, handmade wooden canoe, leather furniture, custom made items, carved pieces, exquisite grandfather clock, hot tub, rugs, rockers, recliners, couches, love seats, bedroom sets, 4-poster beds, marble top tables, exercise equipment, linens, afghans, quilts, chest, lamps galore, crystal, everything kitchen is gourmet quality, high-end appliances, outdoor furniture, Mardis Gras masks, armoires, china, serving sets, high fashion men’s and women’s clothes, purses, shoes, flat screen tvs, 1000s of books, desks, wall clocks, Tiffany lamps, scientific items, albums, tools, bar items, pottery, tapestry, rugs, tea carts, secretaries, electronics, and all of the above only scratches the surface. Food and Drink on site. Police security.

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