Kim Clarke, PhD

Program Manager, Cell Biology and Preclinical Cancer Research

Why I work at the ACS

“I joined the ACS because I wanted to be a part of an organization with a strong mission that was committed to investing in science and bettering health.”

At ACS since 2019

Kim Clarke, PhD, is a Program Manager in Extramural Discovery Sciences (EDS). The goal of EDS is to invest in young cancer researchers across the cancer continuum to further our understanding of and better our ability to treat cancer. 

Within the EDS team, Kim works to manage the existing portfolio for Cell Biology and Preclinical Cancer Research, connect with stakeholders, facilitate the peer review of grants, and communicate about the active research we have invested in. 

In addition, Dr. Clarke serves as the EDS representative on the Office of the Chief Medical and Science Officer (OCMSO): Marketing/Communication Team.



Work before ACS

  • Emory University, Department of Chemistry, Postdoc
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Chemical Evolution, Postdoc


  • PhD: Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
  • BS: Biochemistry, Mercyhurst University, 2010
  • BS: Applied Forensic Science, Mercyhurst University, 2010