Clark Cunningham

MD/PhD Student

Curriculum of Genetics and Molecular Biology

Clark Cunningham was born in raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He graduated from UNC in 2015 with a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Chemistry. Throughout his undergraduate career, Clark worked in the lab of Dr. William Marzluff in the Department, of Biochemistry and Biophysics studying histone mRNA expression. His interest in infectious diseases and medicine more broadly began and have continued to develop through shadowing Dr. Wardrop of UNC Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. Outside of the classroom, Clark wrote a science column “From Atoms to Zebrafish” for The Daily Tar Heel and served as a Resident Program Assistant for the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program.

Upon graduation in 2015, Clark entered the UNC MD/PhD program. After rotating in the labs of Dr. Bruce Cairns and Dr. David Margolis, Clark worked with Dr. Carla Cerami in Keneba, The Gambia studying artemisinin resistance in the context of iron deficiency anemia. He will begin his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology with Dr. Jonathan Juliano in Fall 2017. Clark’s hobbies include working out, cooking, reading and working at SHAC, a student-run clinic operated by the UNC School of Medicine.