Jon Clarke

Jon Clarke

Emeritus Professor, Group Leader



Biography:

Jon Clarke received his PhD at Bristol University after studying the Xenopus embryo spinal cord with Alan Roberts. He then moved to King?s College London to work with Nigel Holder on development and regeneration of the amphibian spinal cord before moving to work with Andrew Lumsden on the rhombomeric organisation of the chick embryo brainstem. In 1994 he took a lectureship in the Anatomy and Developmental Biology department at UCL. In 2000 he changed model system from the chick to the zebrafish embryo in order to take advantage of the superior transparency of the fish embryo to pursue live imaging studies of morphogenesis and neurogenesis in the early vertebrate CNS. His current interests are focussed on the regulation of neuroepithelial cell polarity and remodelling cell shape during neurogenesis. He was Head of Anatomy at King?s College London between 2008 and 2014.

Links:

Thompson Reuters Researcher ID: C-5347-2009
KCL PURE: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/jon.clarke.html

Related News:

There’s a time and a place for differentiation

11/07/19
Protrusive activity of newborn neurons organises long-distance pattern of differentiation

All publications:

2024

Folgueira M, Clarke JDW (2024) Telencephalic eversion in embryos and early larvae of four teleost species. Evol Dev 26: e12474

2022

Moore RE, Pop S, Alleyne C, Clarke JDW (2022) Microtubules are not required to generate a nascent axon in embryonic spinal neurons in vivo. EMBO Rep 23: e52493

2020

Knüfer A, Diana G, Walsh GS, Clarke JD, Guthrie S (2020) Cadherins regulate nuclear topography and function of developing ocular motor circuitry. Elife 9
Symonds AC, Buckley CE, Williams CA, Clarke JDW (2020) Coordinated assembly and release of adhesions builds apical junctional belts during de novo polarisation of an epithelial tube. Development 147

2019

Kiecker C, Clarke J, Bell E (2019) Teaching embryology through science fiction and role-play. Med Educ 53: 519
Araya C, Häkkinen HM, Carcamo L, Cerda M, Savy T, Rookyard C, Peyriéras N, Clarke JDW (2019) Publisher Correction: Cdh2 coordinates Myosin-II dependent internalisation of the zebrafish neural plate. Sci Rep 9: 7699