Setting Up for Experimental Success: Exploring the Importance of Pilot Studies


Iain Clark, Ph.D.

Science Adviser

Iain Clark is an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a faculty affiliate at the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences. His research combines tools from multiple disciplines—molecular biology, microfluidics, engineering, and bioinformatics, to study infectious diseases, central nervous system inflammation, and neural circuit connectivity. As a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Iain pioneered molecular methods for brain connectomics. His postdoctoral work in the Abate Lab at the University of California, San Francisco, involved development of novel microfluidic tools for single-cell analysis. 

Iain received a BS from Cornell University and an MS from the University of California, Davis (both in biological engineering); later he earned a PhD in environmental engineering from U.C. Berkeley.