Clarke is featured in the society’s magazine in recognition of the 2018 William C Rose Award which he will receive at the upcoming ASBMB meeting in San Diego.
The profile was published in the April 2018 issue of ASBMB Today magazine. Clarke will be honored at the society’s annual meeting on Wednesday, April 25th at 8:30 a.m. where he will present a research lecture titled “What can protein methylation tell us about biology? Histones, ribosomes, translation factors and cancer”.
The Rose Award recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and a demonstrated commitment to the training of younger scientists.
Clarke’s research expertise focuses on the biochemistry of the aging process, including protein aging and novel molecular repair mechanisms. He is the recipient of many honors, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry, an American Chemical Society Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry, a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health, and a Senior Scholar Award in Aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation, and has been a UCLA Faculty Research Lecturer.
Since 1988, Clarke has served as director of UCLA’s innovative Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Program, which the National Institutes of Health renewed last year for another five years. The program prepares the next generation of doctoral students in the fields of genomics, proteomics, systems biology, quantitative and structural biology, stem cell biology and bioinformatics for successful careers in the biosciences. It has supported more than 500 students, most of whom are currently in full-time positions in research, teaching and biotechnology.
Clarke is UCLA’s third Rose Award winner; the others are Nobel Laureate professor emeritus Paul Boyer and William Wickner, a former member of UCLA’s Molecular Biology Institute.
To learn more about Clarke’s research, visit his research group’s website.