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Our Research Focus

As a research university, we seek to solve society’s most pressing problems, while educating and engaging the next generation of researchers.

Math Professor Jackie Dresch is photographed in a lab on the campus of Clark University on January 27, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey for Clark University

Faculty Research

The effects of climate change, from sub-Saharan Africa to the Arctic. The biochemical roots of cancer. Our faculty focus on the world’s most complex and thorny issues.

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Student Research

Undergraduate Research

Through capstone projects and fellowships, undergraduate students collaborate closely with faculty to contribute to the greater body of knowledge.

Graduate Research

Clark values graduate student researchers, who enrich our close-knit community of scholars.

Our Stories

Clark mushroom research earns publication by PNAS

Study finds that shape matters when it comes to ‘evolutionary success’

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Bergmann studies how skinks got back on their feet

Study linking climate to lizards’ evolution earns New York Times coverage

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Clark researcher experiences a 'changing Arctic'

Lack of sea ice, increased activity observed amid unseasonably warm weather

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Clark mushroom research earns publication by PNAS

Study finds that shape matters when it comes to ‘evolutionary success’

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Bergmann studies how skinks got back on their feet

Study linking climate to lizards’ evolution earns New York Times coverage

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Clark researcher experiences a 'changing Arctic'

Lack of sea ice, increased activity observed amid unseasonably warm weather

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Clark researcher experiences a 'changing Arctic'

Lack of sea ice, increased activity observed amid unseasonably warm weather

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Physicists use simulated sneezes in COVID-19 study

Fate of droplets is focus of presentation at Fall 2020 Physics Colloquium

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Clark Labs forecasts global land use changes

Mapping study will help support conservation practices

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Aandishah Tehzeeb Samara studies Arctic forecast

Environmental science major investigates melting sea ice, climate change

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Bailey Ross examines ecosystems 2,600 miles away

Research reveals how desert animals impact southwestern plant life

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Student research featured in chemistry journal

Compound creation has been the path to publication

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Community Research Partners

Clark researchers listen to and work closely with community members, schools, nonprofits, and health programs, often involving students in ongoing projects.

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