Daniel Clark

Thesis Advisor: Ralph Marcucio, PhD

Daniel Clark, DDS, MS

Dan was born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin with his mother, father, brother and sister. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he attained a degree in psychology and had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Toledo, Spain. Following undergrad, he attended dental school at the University of Michigan. He graduated in 2013 with his DDS. During his time at Michigan he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Clarkson. He spent all four years of dental school in the Clarkson Lab working on osteoinductive scaffolds made of fluorapatite. He was able to garner multiple grants to support his research throughout dental school which culminated in multiple international presentations and two first author publications. The research experiences and mentorship he received at the University of Michigan have led him to his current pursuit of a career in research and academic dentistry. In June 2016 Dan completed his residency in periodontology at UCSF. There, he obtained his MS by developing a clinical trial investigating the effects of platelet rich fibrin on bone healing. Dan is now excited to begin his PhD to investigate the basic science of bone healing and regeneration. He hopes to have a career that regularly connects the clinical and basic sciences to provide better understanding and therapeutic options for our patients.