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My name is Dr. Catherine Clark and I established Clark Scientific Editing in February 2006 after observing firsthand the difficulty international colleagues had in expressing their research findings due to linguistic barriers.
I am a native speaker of English from the United Kingdom.
I obtained a BSc (Upper Second Class Honours) and PhD (awarded unconditionally) in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and is in the world's top 1% of universities (ranked 65th, QS World University Rankings 2018; rated 5+, QS Stars Rating 2018).
As a member of staff of the University of Glasgow, I gained 13 years’ post-doctoral experience in the fields of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Obstetrics, and Parasitology.
I have considerable experience of writing and editing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed international journals, developed throughout my academic career at the University of Glasgow (see below) and from working as an Editor for International Science Editing (Shannon, Republic of Ireland) and SAGE Publications Ltd (London, United Kingdom).
I am a member of the European Association of Science Editors, an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions, and professional experience in science communication and editing.
As a published author, I fully appreciate the time and effort required to produce experimental findings and how important it is to maximise their impact on the scientific community through a well-presented manuscript. As I personally undertake all the editing assignments submitted to Clark Scientific Editing, I can guarantee that your manuscript will be edited to the highest possible standard. I offer both a personable and a personalised approach. During the course of editing your manuscript, I will be directly contactable for an ongoing dialogue.
Clark, C. J. & Phillips, R. S. Cerebral malaria protection in mice by species-specific Plasmodium coinfection is associated with reduced CC chemokine levels in the brain. Parasite Immunol. 33, 637-641 (2011).
Clark, C. J., McDade, D. M., O'Shaughnessy, C. T. & Morris, B. J. Contrasting roles of neuronal Msk1 and Rsk2 in Bad phosphorylation and feedback regulation of Erk signalling. J. Neurochem. 102, 1024-1034 (2007).
Clark, C. J., Mackay, G. M., Smythe, G. A., Bustamante, S., Stone, T. W. & Phillips, R. S. Prolonged survival of a murine model of cerebral malaria by kynurenine pathway inhibition. Infect. Immun. 73, 5249-5251 (2005).
Clark, C. J., Phillips, R. S., McMillan, R. B., Montgomery, I. O. & Stone, T. W. Differences in the neurochemical characteristics of the cortex and striatum of mice with cerebral malaria. Parasitology 130, 23-29 (2005). (Micrographs from this research article were used as the cover illustration for the January 2005 issue of Parasitology.)
Rakhit, S., Clark, C. J., O'Shaughnessy, C. T. & Morris, B. J. N-Methyl-D-aspartate and brain-derived neurotrophic factor induce distinct profiles of extracellular signal-regulated kinase, mitogen- and stress-activated kinase, and ribosomal S6 kinase phosphorylation in cortical neurons. Mol. Pharmacol. 67, 1158-1165 (2005).
Clark, C. J., Phillips, R. S. & Stone, T. W. Neuropeptide-containing cells in the cortex and striatum of mice with cerebral malaria. In Developments in Tryptophan and Serotonin Metabolism (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) (ed. Allegri, G., Costa, C. V. L., Ragazzi, E., Steinhart, H. & Laresio, L.), pp. 347-352. Springer (2003).
Crilly, A., Hamilton, J., Clark, C. J., Jardine, A. & Madhok, R. Analysis of the 5’ flanking region of the interleukin 10 gene in patients with systemic sclerosis. Rheumatology 42, 1295-1298 (2003).
Stone, T. W., Mackay, G. M., Forrest, C. M., Clark, C. J. & Darlington, L. G. Tryptophan metabolites and brain disorders. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med. 41, 852-859 (2003).
MacKenzie, S. M., Lai, M., Clark, C. J., Fraser, R., Gómez-Sánchez, C. E., Seckl, J. R., Connell, J. M. C. & Davies, E. 11b-Hydroxylase and aldosterone synthase expression in fetal rat hippocampal neurons. J. Mol. Endocrinol. 29, 319-325 (2002).
Crilly, A., Hamilton, J., Clark, C. J., Jardine, A. & Madhok, R. Analysis of transforming growth factor b1 gene polymorphisms in patients with systemic sclerosis. Ann. Rheum. Dis. 61, 678-681 (2002).
Clark, C. J., Davies, E., Anderson, N. H., Farmer, R., Friel, E. C., Fraser, R. & Connell, J. M. C. a-Adducin and angiotensin I-converting enzyme polymorphisms in essential hypertension. Hypertension 36, 990-994 (2000).
MacKenzie, S. M., Clark, C. J., Ingram, M. C., Lai, M., Seckl, J. R., Gómez-Sánchez, C. E., Fraser, R., Connell, J. M. C. & Davies, E. Corticosteroid production by fetal rat hippocampal neurons. Endocr. Res. 26, 531-535 (2000).
MacKenzie, S. M., Clark, C. J., Fraser, R., Gómez-Sánchez, C. E., Connell, J. M. C. & Davies, E. Expression of 11b-hydroxylase and aldosterone synthase genes in the rat brain. J. Mol. Endocrinol. 24, 321-328 (2000).
Clark, C. J., Boswell, F., Greer, I. A. & Lyall, F. Treatment of endothelial cells with serum from women with preeclampsia: effect on neutrophil adhesion. J. Soc. Gynecol. Invest. 4, 27-33 (1997).
Lyall, F., Boswell, F., Young, A., Clark, C. J. & Greer, I. A. The cytokine interleukin-6 increases expression of the cell adhesion molecules E-selectin and VCAM-1 on endothelial cells in vitro: a role in preeclampsia? Hypertens. Pregnancy 16, 403-415 (1997).
Clark, C. J., Chettibi, S., Young, J. D., Greer, I. A. & Lyall, F. Locomotion of human neutrophils in response to plasma and serum of women with preeclampsia. Hypertens. Pregnancy 15, 229-240 (1996).
Clark, C. J., Milligan, G. & Connell, J. M. C. Guanine nucleotide regulatory protein alterations in young Milan hypertensive strain rats. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1225, 149-157 (1994).
Clark, C. J., Milligan, G. & Connell, J. M. C. Guanine nucleotide regulatory proteins in Milan hypertensive strain. J. Hypertens. 11, 1161-1169 (1993).
Clark, C. J., Milligan, G., McLellan, A. R. & Connell, J. M. C. Guanine nucleotide regulatory proteins in the spontaneously hypertensive rat. Hypertension 21, 204-209 (1993).
Clark, C. J., Milligan, G., McLellan, A. R. & Connell, J. M. C. Guanine nucleotide regulatory protein levels and function in spontaneously hypertensive rat vascular smooth-muscle cells. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1136, 290-296 (1992).