Amander Clark, Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr Clark’s work is focused on the use of pluripotent stem cells to understand the cell and molecular basis of human fertility and embryo development with a special focus on germline epigenetic reprogramming.

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615 Charles E Young Drive South
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Los Angeles, CA 90095


Detailed Biography:

Amander Clark PhD is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California Los Angeles. She is a key member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Co-Director of the Embryonic Stem Cell Derivation laboratory. She is also a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Molecular Biology Institute. Dr Clark’s laboratory is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Dr Clark is a recipient of Young Investigator Award from the Lance Armstrong, a Research and Career Development award from STOP Cancer, a Research award from the Concern Foundation and a Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Dr Clark is a member of the Hinxton Group, an International consortium of scientists, ethicists and policy makers for the use of pluripotent stem cell derived gametes.


Gkountela Sofia, Zhang Kelvin X, Shafiq Tiasha A, Liao Wen-Wei, Hargan-Calvopiña Joseph, Chen Pao-Yang, Clark Amander T   DNA Demethylation Dynamics in the Human Prenatal Germline Cell, 2015; 161(6): 1425-36.
Clark Amander T   DNA methylation remodeling in vitro and in vivo Current opinion in genetics & development, 2015; 34(34): 82-7.
Chen Di, Clark Amander T   Human germline differentiation charts a new course The EMBO journal, 2015; 34(8): 975-7.
Li Ziwei, Yu Juehua, Hosohama Linzi, Nee Kevin, Gkountela Sofia, Chaudhari Sonal, Cass Ashley A, Xiao Xinshu, Clark Amander T   The Sm protein methyltransferase PRMT5 is not required for primordial germ cell specification in mice The EMBO journal, 2015; 34(6): 748-58.
Gkountela Sofia, Clark Amander T   A big surprise in the little zygote: the curious business of losing methylated cytosines Cell stem cell, 2014; 15(4): 393-4.
Pastor William A, Stroud Hume, Nee Kevin, Liu Wanlu, Pezic Dubravka, Manakov Sergei, Lee Serena A, Moissiard Guillaume, Zamudio Natasha, Bourc'his Déborah, Aravin Alexei A, Clark Amander T, Jacobsen Steven E   MORC1 represses transposable elements in the mouse male germline Nature communications, 2014; 5(6): 5795.
Vincent John J, Huang Yun, Chen Pao-Yang, Feng Suhua, Calvopiña Joseph H, Nee Kevin, Lee Serena A, Le Thuc, Yoon Alexander J, Faull Kym, Fan Guoping, Rao Anjana, Jacobsen Steven E, Pellegrini Matteo, Clark Amander T   Stage-specific roles for tet1 and tet2 in DNA demethylation in primordial germ cells Cell stem cell, 2013; 12(4): 470-8.
Gkountela Sofia, Li Ziwei, Vincent John J, Zhang Kelvin X, Chen Angela, Pellegrini Matteo, Clark Amander T   The ontogeny of cKIT+ human primordial germ cells proves to be a resource for human germ line reprogramming, imprint erasure and in vitro differentiation Nature cell biology, 2013; 15(1): 113-22.
Clark Amander T, Phillips Bart T, Orwig Kyle E   Fruitful progress to fertility: male fertility in the test tube Nature medicine, 2011; 17(12): 1564-5.
Tchieu Jason, Kuoy Edward, Chin Mark H, Trinh Hung, Patterson Michaela, Sherman Sean P, Aimiuwu Otaren, Lindgren Anne, Hakimian Shahrad, Zack Jerome A, Clark Amander T, Pyle April D, Lowry William E, Plath Kathrin   Female human iPSCs retain an inactive X chromosome Cell stem cell, 2010; 7(3): 329-42.
Chodavarapu Ramakrishna K, Feng Suhua, Bernatavichute Yana V, Chen Pao-Yang, Stroud Hume, Yu Yanchun, Hetzel Jonathan A, Kuo Frank, Kim Jin, Cokus Shawn J, Casero David, Bernal Maria, Huijser Peter, Clark Amander T, Krämer Ute, Merchant Sabeeha S, Zhang Xiaoyu, Jacobsen Steven E, Pellegrini Matteo   Relationship between nucleosome positioning and DNA methylation Nature, 2010; 466(7304): 388-92.
Chin Mark H, Mason Mike J, Xie Wei, Volinia Stefano, Singer Mike, Peterson Cory, Ambartsumyan Gayane, Aimiuwu Otaren, Richter Laura, Zhang Jin, Khvorostov Ivan, Ott Vanessa, Grunstein Michael, Lavon Neta, Benvenisty Nissim, Croce Carlo M, Clark Amander T, Baxter Tim, Pyle April D, Teitell Mike A, Pelegrini Matteo, Plath Kathrin, Lowry William E   Induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells are distinguished by gene expression signatures Cell stem cell, 2009; 5(1): 111-23.
Lowry, WE., Richter, L,. Yachechko, R., Pyle, AD., Tshieu, J., Sridharan, R., Clark, AT., Plath, K   Generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells from dermal fibroblasts, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2008; 105(8): 2883-2888.
Bostick Magnolia, Kim Jong Kyong, Estève Pierre-Olivier, Clark Amander, Pradhan Sriharsa, Jacobsen Steven E   UHRF1 plays a role in maintaining DNA methylation in mammalian cells Science (New York, N.Y.), 2007; 317(5845): 1760-4.
Clark Amander T, Rodriguez Ryan T, Bodnar Megan S, Abeyta Michael J, Cedars Marcelle I, Turek Paul J, Firpo Meri T, Reijo Pera Renee A   Human STELLAR, NANOG, and GDF3 genes are expressed in pluripotent cells and map to chromosome 12p13, a hotspot for teratocarcinoma Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), 2004; 22(2): 169-79.

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