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August 4, 2011 - Heather Clark, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

Heather Clark

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences



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Drug discovery and delivery research at Northeastern’s pharmacy school spurs innovation, collaboration

Throughout Northeastern’s School of Phar­macy, researchers are making progress in solving a range of pressing health challenges.

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The secret life of serotonin

Post-​​doctoral researcher Chris Skip­with has received two pres­ti­gious fel­low­ships to develop nanosen­sors that detect sero­tonin and other small mol­e­cules in order to gain a better under­standing of their role in car­dio­vas­cular disease.

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The language of neural cells

Heather Clark, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences, has received a $300,000 Young Fac­ulty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore neural cell communication.

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2011 year in review, through the lens

Here’s a look back on some of Northeastern’s most mem­o­rable moments from 2011, in photos and video.

3Qs: Getting under your skin to monitor health

In a recently pub­lished paper, pro­fessor Heather Clark expands the bound­aries of her research as she develops microworms and nanosen­sors to check health.

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Nanotech projects make top 10

Two teams of North­eastern stu­dents are final­ists in a selec­tive national com­pe­ti­tion aimed at devel­oping engi­neering solu­tions to improve health care

Tattoos that improve health

North­eastern researcher col­lab­o­rates on devel­oping skin-​​deep nanosen­sors that would enable people to keep track of crit­ical levels in their body chemistry

John Matthew Dubach's nanosensor iphone device with a practical application for diabetes. Professor Heather Clarke's lab.

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Fluorescent Nano-optodes for Glucose Detection

(with Billingsley, K., Balaconis, M.K., Dubach, J.M., Zhang, N., Lim, E., and Francis, K.P.) Analytical Chemistry, 2010, 82 (9), pp 3707–3713.


Sub-wavelength plasmonic readout for direct linear analysis of optically tagged DNA

(with J. Varsanik, W. Teynor, J. LeBlanc, J. Krogmeier, T. Yang, K. Crozier, and J. Bernstein) SPIE BIOS 2010, Paper # 7577-26, San Francisco, CA, 23-28th January 2010.


Visualizing Sodium Dynamics in Isolated Cardiomyocytes Using Fluorescent Nanosensors

(with Dubach, J.M., Das, S., and Rosenzweig, A.) PNAS, 2009; 106 (38); 16145-16150.

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