Matthew Q. Clark

Research

Publications

Carreira-Rosario A.*, Zarin, A.A.*, Clark, M. Q.*, Manning, L., Fetter, R.D., Cardona, A., Doe, C.Q.. (2018) A command-like descending neuron that coordinately activates backward and inhibits forward locomotion Elife  (*denotes equal contribution)

Clark, M. Q.*, Zarin, A.A.*, Carreira-Rosario A., Doe, C.Q. (2018). Neural circuits driving larval locomotion in Drosophila. Neural Development 13:6 (*denotes equal contribution)

Hirono, K., Kohwi, M., Clark, M. Q., Heckscher, E. S., & Doe, C. Q. (2017). The Hunchback temporal transcription factor establishes, but is not required to maintain, early-born neuronal identity. Neural Development, 12(1), 1.

Clark, M. Q., McCumsey, S. J.^, Lopez-Darwin, S.^, Heckscher, E. S., & Doe, C. Q. (2016). Functional genetic screen to identify interneurons governing behaviorally distinct aspects of Drosophila larval motor programs. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, 6(7), 2023-2031. (^denotes undergraduate mentee)

Heckscher, E. S., Zarin, A. A., Faumont, S., Clark, M. Q., Manning, L., Fushiki, A., … & Landgraf, M. (2015). Even-skipped+ interneurons are core components of a sensorimotor circuit that maintains left-right symmetric muscle contraction amplitude. Neuron, 88(2), 314-329.

Education

2017 Ph.D. Biology, HHMI/University of Oregon

2009 B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics  and Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona

2004 A.S. Science, Pima Community College

Contact

mqclark@caltech.edu

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