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Heather Clark

Professor, Bioengineering
Interdisciplinary with, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Affiliated Faculty, Chemical Engineering
271 The Fenway
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1999
B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan

Research & Scholarship Interests

Optical nanosensors for biological analysis
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Young Faculty Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Selected Publications

  • K.J. Cash, C. Li, L.V. Wang, H.A. Clark, Photoacoustic Imaging of Nanosensors for Therapeutic Drugs, In Vivo, 9(2), 2015, 1692-1698
  • M.K. Balaconis, H.A. Clark, Gel Encapsulation of Glucose Nanosensors for Prolonged in Vivo Lifetime, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 7(1), 2013, 53-61
  • T.T. Ruckh, A.A. Mehta, J.M. Dubach, H.A. Clark, Polymer-Free Optode Nanosensors for Dynamic, Reversible, and Ratiometric Sodium Imaging in the Physiological Range, Scientific Reports, 3(3366), 2013
  • K.J. Cash, H.A. Clark, Phosphorescent Nanosensors for in Vivo Tracking of Histamine Levels, Analytical Chemistry, 85(13), 2013, 6312-6318
  • T.T. Ruckh, H.A. Clark, Implantable Nanosensors: Toward Continuous Physiologic Monitoring, Analytical Chemistry, 86(3), 2013, 1314-1323
  • K.J. Cash, H.A. Clark, In Vivo Histamine Optical Nanosensors, Sensors, 12(9), 2012, 11922-11932

Related News

September 1, 2017

Heather Clark joins the Bioengineering department in September 2017 as a Professor with a joint appointment in Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

March 22, 2016

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

November 12, 2014

Learn about David Walsh-- a fourth year PhD bioengineering student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow.