Cheryl Clarkson

Research Scientist
Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)
800 22nd Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

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)