MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease

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Clark, Tim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School                                  
Computer Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lab Phone: 617-724-3685
Fax: 617-724-1480
Lab Address: CNY B114-2-2001


Tim Clark is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Biomedical Informatics Research Core at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center, where he co-directs the Data and Statistics Core. His current research focus is on bio- and neuro-informatics, scientific social media, web annotation, and next-generation scientific publishing using semantic technologies.


Tim Clark currently holds an PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Manchester and a B.S. in Biology. He began his work in life science informatics at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, in the U.S., working on database infrastructure for the GenBank, Entrez and PubMed platforms. He continued and extended this work at a biotechnology company, where he led a large team developing an integrated bioinformatics platform for genomics-based drug discovery research, which was successfully licensed and tech-transferred to several global pharmaceutical firms. He serves on the Editorial Board of Briefings in Bioinformatics, and on several other international advisory boards. He has been an ad hoc reviewer for 19 peer-reviewed journals, and the co-organizer of a Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop (The Future of Research Communication, He has published 53 peer-reviewed articles and editorials, 28 of them as first or senior author, since 2003, when he first began publishing as an academic

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