Assistant professor Oliver Clarke

Columbia University, USA

Oliver Clarke has recently established his laboratory in the department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University and is investigating the structure and gating mechanisms of ion channels using cryo-electron microscopy.

He received his PhD in membrane protein crystallography from the University of Melbourne in 2011, for work with Jacqui Gulbis at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.  Following that he moved to New York to become a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Wayne Hendrickson’s lab at Columbia where he studied the ryanodine receptor intracellular calcium release channel by crystallography, and later by cryo-electron microscopy..