Dr. St. Hillaire-Clarke joined the Division of Neuroscience as a Program Director in August 2016. She oversees the Sensory/Motor Disorders of Aging Program, which supports research on mechanisms of normal aging and disease-related changes in motor, visual, auditory, somatosensory, proprioceptive, vestibular, and chemosensory functions, as well as pain. She also represents the institute on a number of trans-NIH working groups including the NIH Pain Consortium, BRAIN, and the Music and Health working group. Prior to joining NIA, Dr. St. Hillaire-Clarke spent six years as a Health Program Specialist at NINDS where she helped manage the Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP) and engaged in several NINDS strategic planning efforts.
Dr. St. Hillaire-Clarke received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University where she conducted research to identify the key cellular and molecular events that underlie the growth and survival of neurons in the peripheral nervous system.