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Akanni Clarke
Office(s): Division of Neuroscience (DN)
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Dr. Akanni Clarke is a Health Specialist in the Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch in the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. He supports the management of the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias pharmacological clinical trials research portfolio and oversees the implementation of data-sharing/resource-sharing plans.

Dr. Clarke received his B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He undertook doctoral training in Molecular Medicine with a concentration in developmental neuroscience/pharmacology from the George Washington University. Prior to joining NIA, Dr. Clarke completed his dissertation research and post-doctoral training in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Intramural Research Program. His research focused on understanding how signaling networks regulate the mechanisms of axon guidance.