About Heather Clark
Heather Clark is a Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemistry at Northeastern University. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and completed a postdoc in the Center for Cell Analysis & Modeling at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Clark’s research focuses on the development of nanosensors to measure concentrations of ions and small molecules at the cellular level, as well as in vivo. She has received awards for both research and teaching, including the DARPA Young Faculty Award. Her work has been featured in a live CNN interview, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED magazine and MIT Technology Review.
The Institute developes imaging tools to highlight chemcial processes – enabling clinicians to better diagnose and treat disease.
The Clark lab builds nanoscale sensors to image and detect signaling chemistry in the body. We are a multidisciplinary team of chemists, engineers, and biologists who are seeking to expand the probes and contrast agents available for imaging. The members of the group work in the areas of sensor synthesis, analytical characterization, and validation in animal models.