Dr. Clay Clark, North Carolina State University
Talk Title: “Conformational ensembles in caspases and their role in cell death”
Host: Professor Carla Mattos
Clay Clark received a BS in Biology from the University of Georgia, an MS in Biology from the University of San Francisco, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University. He was a Keck Foundation fellow and postdoctoral associate at Washington University School of Medicine, where he examined thermodynamic and kinetic mechanisms of protein folding. Clay is currently Professor and Department Head of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at NC State University. His research projects focus on conformational selection of caspases by small molecules or peptides as a means to study adaptive responses of cell signaling and apoptosis.