Patricia L. Clark

Associate Vice President for Research, Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

317 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA

Phone: 574.631.8353


Patricia L. Clark was appointed Associate Vice President for Research in 2021, where she manages Notre Dame Research Development. In this role, Clark assists faculty in developing a successful research portfolio, collaborates with federal and military research agency advisors, leads a team of proposal development specialists, and more. She is also the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility. Clark, who has been at Notre Dame since 2001, is a biochemist whose research laboratory uses a wide range of biophysical and other approaches to investigate protein folding in the cell. She founded the Biophysics Graduate Program in 2018, which she then led until 2021. She has received multiple awards throughout her career, including a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and the Barany Award from the Biophysical Society. 

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