Clinton Edward Ballou (born June 18, 1923 in King Hill, Idaho, to William Clinton Ballou and "Mollie" Ballou) is a Professor Emeritus of biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focused on the metabolism of carbohydrates and the structures of microbial cell walls. He joined the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1975.
He attended Boise Junior College, and graduated from Oregon State College, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He held a postdoctoral fellowship with E. L. Hirst in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. In 1955, Ballou was appointed to the biochemistry faculty at University of California, Berkeley, becoming Professor Emeritus in 1991.
He served as an editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.1975 National Academy of Sciences
1981 American Chemical Society's Claude Hudson Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry
1972 Welch Foundation Lectureship
1976 University of Notre Dame Reilly Lectureship
1977 Duke University Belfort Lectureship
1961 National Science Foundation Senior Fellowship