Sara Clark, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Practice

School of Science & Engineering
Sara Clark

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 2010, Tulane University


Dr. Clark's teaching interests include Developmental Neurobiology, Endocrinology, Neuroanatomy, Comparative Neuroscience, Cellular Neuroscience, and Neuroscience Techniques.


Clark S, Pollard K, Rainville J, Vasudevan N. 2016. Detection of the phosphorylation of the estrogen receptor α as an outcome for GPR30 activation. Methods in Molecular Biology 1366: 457-470.

Anchan D, Clark S, Pollard K, Vasudevan N. 2014. GPR30 activation decreases anxiety in the open field test but not in the elevated plus maze test in female mice. Brain and Behavior 4(1):51-9.

Hart D, Nilges M, Pollard K, Lynn T, Patsos O, Shiel C, Clark SM, Vasudevan N. 2014. Activation of the G-protein coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) has different effects on anxiety in male and female mice. Steroids 81:49-56.

Clark S, Rainville J, Zhao X, Katzenellenbogen B, Pfaff D, Vasudevan N. 2014. Estrogen receptor-mediated transcription involves the activation of multiple kinase pathways in neuroblastoma cells.
The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 139:45-53.

Khodr CE, Clark SM, Bokov A, Richardson A, Strong R, Hurley DL, Phelps CJ.  2010. Early postnatal administration of growth hormone increases tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neuron numbers in Ames dwarf mice. Endocrinology 151(7): 3277-85.

Khodr CE, Clark SM, Hurley DL, Phelps C.J. 2008. Long-term, homologous prolactin, administered through ectopic pituitary grafts, induces hypothalamic dopamine neuron differentiation in adult Snell dwarf mice.  Endocrinology 149(4): 2010-18.