Cheryl Clarkson

Photograph of Cheryl Clarkson
Research Scientist
Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)
800 22nd Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Neuroanatomy Electron Microscopy

Cheryl Clarkson, DMD, PhD joined GW in 2017 as a research scientist at GWNIC. Her PhD training at University of Salamanca was centered on understanding the homeostatic plasticity in the brainstem after sensorial deprivation, using a variety of neuroanatomical, microscopic, genetic and physiological techniques. Her postdoctoral appointment at University of Pittsburgh was focused in changes at pre/postsynaptic neuronal and glial components after temporal deprivation; she was using mostly ultrastructural/molecular analyses at the electron microscopic level, including freeze substitution and postembedding immunogold labeling. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed neuroscience journals.


  • DMD degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Valle (Cali, Colombia)
  • MS (Neuroscience); University of Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain)
  • PhD (Neuroscience); University of Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain)