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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
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Young Faculty Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Selected Publications

  • Y. Luo, E. Kim, C.A. Flask, H.A. Clark, Nanosensors for Chemical Imaging of the Neurotransmitter Acetylcholine Using MRI, ACS Nano, 12(6), 2018, 5761–5773
  • E.H. Kim, G. Chin, G. Rong, K.E. Poskanzer, H.A. Clark, Optical probes for neurobiological sensing and imaging, Accounts of Chemical Research: Special Issue- The Interface of Biology with Nanoscience and Electronics, 51(5), 2018, 1023–1032
  • G. Rong, E.H. Kim, K.E. Poskanzer, H.A. Clark, A Method for Estimating Intracellular Ion Concentration Using Optical Nanosensors and Ratiometric Imaging, Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 2017, 10819

Related News

February 6, 2019

BioE/COS Professor Heather Clark was awarded a patent for "Compositions and methods for measurement of analytes". Abstract Source: USPTO Disclosed herein sensor matrices comprising...

October 30, 2018

BioE/COS Professor Heather Clark was awarded a $1.5M grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for "Nanosensors for Chemical Imaging of Acetylcholine Using MRI".

October 12, 2018

BioE/COS Professor Heather Clark directs the new Chemical Imaging for Living Systems (CILS) Institute which will focus on finding ways to image the chemistry of our bodies.