Andy is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Population Genetics in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator. He received a B.S. in Biology and Applied Mathematics at Brown University in 1976, and a Ph.D. in Population Genetics at Stanford University in 1980. He did postdoctoral work at Arizona State University and the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and a sabbatical at the University of California at Davis. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 2002, he was a professor in the Department of Biology at Penn State University.
Dr. Clark’s research focuses on the genetic basis of adaptive variation in natural populations, with emphasis on quantitative modeling of phenotypes as networks of interacting genes. Dr. Clark has been active in genomics research and has been a frequent consultant with Celera Genomics since April 1999. He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1994, and serves on review panels for the NIH, NSF, and the Max Planck Society. In May of 2012, Dr. Clark was elected to the National Academy of Science.