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David J. Clark, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Clark obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2003. Prior to his graduate studies, he was employed at The J. Craig Venter Institute (formerly The Institute of Genomic Research) in the lab of Dr. Rembert Pieper, utilizing proteomic-based mass spectrometry to identify differential protein profiles of microorganisms. In 2015, Dr. Clark obtained his Ph.D degree in Molecular Medicine from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, where his graduate work focused on elucidating exosome and glycoproteins markers that could be used to distinguish molecular subtypes of lung adenocarcinoma under the mentorship of Dr. Li Mao and Dr. Austin Yang. Currently, Dr. Clark works as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Hui Zhang in the Department of Pathology at The Johns Hopkins University, where his work includes the development of automated sample preparation methodologies, as well as examining the impact of glycosylation on the exosome proteome in prostate cancer. In addition, Dr. Clark is involved in several NCI proteomic initiatives, including the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) and the Clinical Proteomics Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC), where he serves as project leader for the JHU Proteome Characterization Center team.

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