RICHARD M CLARK portrait
  • Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
  • Associate Professor, School Of Biological Sciences

Professional Service

  • National Science Foundation. Panelist. 01/01/2018 - present
  • Professional Journals. Peer reviewed articles for various scientific journals. 01/2015 - present
  • Faculty of 1000. Contributed reviews for Faculty of 1000. 01/2013 - 12/2013
  • Professional Journals. Peer reviewed articles for multiple professional journals. 01/2013 - 12/2013

Internal Service

  • Associate Director for Graduate Programs and Executive Committee Member. I joined the SBS leadership team (ExCo) in the capacity of an Associate Director. A key duty of this position is to serve as an intermediate between the Directors and other ExCo m, 07/01/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies, School of Biological Sciences. (Chair, Graduate Program Committee): I chaired the Graduate Program Committee that oversees the SBS graduate program. 2019 was a busy year on several fronts for the graduate program, and I took the in, 09/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Participation in Graduate Programs: I participated in interviewing and recruiting graduate students through three programs at the University of Utah: 1) the Molecular Biology Program (multi-departmental), 2) the Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB, SBS), and 3) the Graduate Program in Molecular, Cellular & Evolutionary Biology (MCEB, SBS). 09/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Prelim Exam and Thesis Committees: I served on prelim (qualifying) exam committees or thesis committees for departmental graduate students (Rebecca Bruders, Hunter Hill, and Shelly Reich). I severed on the first-year EEOB capstone exam committees for Kirsten Meredith, Keaton Smith Tremble, Dylan Klure, and Kendra Autumn, and on the first-year MECB capstone exam committees for Jasmine Phan, Katherine Piscopo, and Madison Schrock. 09/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Postdoctoral scholar host: I hosted two visiting postdoctoral scholars in 2019 for periods of ~1 to 3 months. Both scholars were from the University of Ghent, Belgium (Nicky Wybouw and Andre Kurlovs). 09/2019 - present. Department service.
  • School of Biological Sciences Director Search Committee. Along with Julie Hollien and Bill Anderegg in the SBS, and Matt Sigmon (Chair of Chemistry) and Marjorie Chan (Geology & Geophysics), I served on this committee tasked to identify a new director for t, 09/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Graduate Studies, School of Biological Sciences. Director, 07/01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Interdepartmental Transformative Excellence Program, Evolutionary Genetics Cluster Search. Search committee member for this interdepartmental cluster hire (School of Biological Sciences and Department of Human Genetics)., 09/2017 - present. College service.
  • Microarray / Sequencing and Bioinformatics Steering Committee:. I served on this committee (Katherine Varley, Chair) that oversees University of Utah campus-wide high- throughput sequencing resources., 07/2017 - present. University service.
  • Genetics Training Grant Steering Committee. member, 07/2017 - present. University service.
  • Website Committee. chair, 07/2017 - 07/2018. Department service.
  • Research in Progress/Fusion organizer. member, 07/2017 - 07/2018. Department service.
  • Development of materials for Learn Genetics: I worked with staff at the Genetics Science Learning Center to develop materials related to plant-herbivore interactions. This multi-year effort culminated in 2019 with the release of a video on my laboratory’s genetic studies of maize- mite interactions. Please see: https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/herbivores/. 01/2017 - 09/2019. Department service.
  • Outreach Committee: Department of Biology faculty representative for the University of Utah Science Day; organized faculty presentations for high school students and educators; presented 2 sessions on topics that my lab works on. 11/2015 - 11/2015. University service.
  • Outreach via the CSME REFUGES Program; gave 8 after-school workshop presentations to middle school and high school students participating in the University of Utah Refugees Exploring the Foundations of Undergraduate Education in Science program (REFUGES). 09/2015 - present. College service.
  • Executive Committee: Faculty member representing the Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology (MCEB) division within the Department of Biology. member, 07/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Participated in interviewing and recruiting graduate students through 3 programs at the University: 1) Molecular Biology (multi-departmental), 2) Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (Dept. of Biology), and 3) Graduate Program in Molecular, Cellular & Evolutionary Biology (Dept. of Biology). 07/2015 - present. University service.
  • Served on the prelim (qualifying) exam committee or the thesis committee for departmental graduate students. member, 07/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Greenhouse Committee: Faculty member on this committee that sets policy for use of the departmental greenhouses. member, 07/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Biology faculty member organizer for the College of Science's "Science Day". 11/2012 - 11/2012. College service.

Outreach

  • Outreach via the CSME REFUGES Program: I presented four presentations in the after-school program to middle school and high school students participating in the University of Utah Refugees Exploring the Foundations of Undergraduate Education in Science (REFUGES) program. 01/2017 - 12/2017

Honors & Awards

  • A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library & Vice President of Research, 07/2016
  • Selected as AAAS Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 11/2013