Amander Therese Clark

Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Los Angeles

794 4201

615 Charles E Young Drive South
Box 951606
Los Angeles, CA 90095 BSRB II 490 B


Clark Lab


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Professor Amander Clark PhD is a stem cell scientist, geneticist and developmental biologist who is internationally recognized for her work on the germline and in vitro gametogenesis. Professor Clark has authored over one hundred research articles, and is regularly invited to speak on the use of stem cells to understand fertility and infertility. Professor Clark was recruited to UCLA in 2006, and in 2017 became Department Chair of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology. She is currently the Director of the UCLA Center for Reproductive Science, Health and Education, and President-Elect of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, a global non-profit that promotes excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health.


Member, Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area, Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research, Genetics & Genomics GPB Home Area, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area


Research Interests

Our overall goal is to understand the cell and molecular basis of germline differentiation and epigenetic reprogramming. My laboratory uses CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technologies, next generation sequencing, pluripotent stem cells and mouse modeling to achieve this goal. Results from our work will provide a biological understanding of the cell and molecular basis of human life and child health, and potentially the foundation for a cell based therapy to overcome human infertility.

Awards and Honors

  • Founders Medal, Australian and New Zealand Society for Reproductive Biology, 2022.
  • Young Investigator Prize, Lance Armstrong Foundation, 2007.
  • Young Investigator Award, International Society for Stem Cell Research, 2003.
  • Young Investigator Prize, Concern Foundation, 2015.