Timothy Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Investigator
Neurology, Mass General Research Institute
Affiliate Faculty
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
alzheimer's disease; bioinformatics; biological ontologies; biomedical ontologies; computational biology; computational molecular biology; data mining; database management systems; databases; distributed databases; information dissemination; information storage and retrieval; internet; memory disorders

Tim Clark, PhD, is a researcher in biomedical informatics with over 24 years of experience in the field. He is Director of Informatics at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease; Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School; directs the MGH Biomedical Informatics Core; and co-directs the Data and Statistics Core at the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center. 

Dr. Clark is also a Founding Editorial Board member of the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics, and an Advisory Board member for the journal F1000 Research.

Before coming to Harvard, Tim was Vice President of Informatics at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where his team built one of the first integrated bio- and chemi-informatics software platforms in the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career in life science informatics at the NCBI/NIH, where he led the database development team for NCBI GenBank.

Tim's core research group is based in the Neurology Research Department of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where it works in the areas of neuroinformatics, semantic web, and social computing.

Dr. Clark’s academic training is in Computer Science. He earned his M.S. at Johns Hopkins University; and his Ph.D. at the University of Manchester (UK) under Professor Carole Goble, with a dissertation on the sociotechnical architecture and computational semantics of biomedical communications.