Amander Clark, Ph.D.

Office Address:
615 Charles E Young Drive South
Box 951606
Los Angeles, CA 90095 BSRB II 490 B

Member, Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area, Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research, Genetics & Genomics GPB Home Area, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area
Research Interests
Our overall goal is to understand the cell and molecular basis of germline differentiation and epigenetic reprogramming. My laboratory uses CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technologies, next generation sequencing, pluripotent stem cells and mouse modeling to achieve this goal. Results from our work will provide a biological understanding of the cell and molecular basis of human life and child health, and potentially the foundation for a cell based therapy to overcome human infertility.

Professor Amander Clark PhD is a stem cell scientist, geneticist and developmental biologist who is internationally recognized for her work on the germline and in vitro gametogenesis.  Professor Clark has authored over one hundred research articles, and is regularly invited to speak on the use of stem cells to understand fertility and infertility.  Professor Clark’s research is supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.  Her work was previously funded by the Templeton Foundation and the LucaBella Foundation.  Professor Clark’s work has been recognized by Awards from the International Society for Stem Cell Research, STOP Cancer, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Concern Foundation, as well as several prominent named lectureships from National and International Scientific and Medical Societies including the Founder's Medal from the Australian and New Zealand Society for Reproductive Biology.  Professor Clark was recruited to UCLA in 2006, awarded tenure in 2012, and became Department Chair of the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA in 2017. Professor Clark is currently the inaugural Director of the Center for Reproductive Science, Health and Education at UCLA, and President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, a global non-profit that promotes excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health.

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