Dr. Akanni Clarke is a Program Director in the Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch in the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. He co-manages 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.