Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Rheumatology
Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Marcus Clark, MD joined the University of Chicago in 1993 and is currently Professor of Medicine, Director of the University of Chicago Autoimmunity Center of Excellence, and Chief of the Section of Rheumatology. Dr. Clark was appointed to Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program in 2011. Dr. Clark is a nationally recognized authority in B cell biology, having made several substantial contributions to our molecular understanding of how B cells develop in the bone marrow and how they are regulated in the periphery. He also has an active research program focused on how B cell activation contributes to the pathogenesis of human lupus nephritis. Dr. Clark has had extensive experience with the recruitment and training of graduate students. He has taught extensively in the Immunology graduate program, chaired the Immunology Recruitment and Curriculum Committees, and served on more than 50 thesis committees.