Clark Thomas Riley
1205 St. Andrews Way
Birthdate: May 21, 1951
Baltimore, Maryland 21239-1437
(410) 591-9201 Cell Phone
(410) 821-1584 Home Office
Place of Birth: Madison, Indiana
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- 1967-1969: Associates in Science, The University of Kentucky, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
- 1969-1972: B.S. Chemistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
- 1972-1973: M.S. Chemistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
- 1977-1983: Ph.D. Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
- 1983-1984: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
- May 1973 - July 1977: Line Officer, United States Navy
- December 1984 - April 2000: Assistant, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
- January 1990 - April 2000: Senior Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Biopolymer Laboratory, Baltimore, MD.
- April 1992 - present: Sole proprietor of Production Services, document preparation and formatting services specializing in academic texts, journals, scientific illustration and web site management.
- August 2000 - December 2002: Senior Field Engineer, MacHome and Office, Baltimore, MD.
- January 2003 - present: Senior Field Engineer, Chesapeake Systems, Baltimore, MD.
- January-May 1976: The United States Navy, Instructor in mathematics in the Navy's shipboard Program of Afloat College Education (PACE). Held California Teaching Certificate for Junior Colleges.
- Spring 1978, 1979: The University of Chicago, lecturer and assistant for Insect Physiology and Biochemistry class, Department of Biology.
- Autumn 1977 - Spring 1978, Winter 1979: The University of Chicago, Teaching assistant in organic chemistry laboratory, Drs. Steven Mazur, Wilbur Urry, Philip Eaton, and John Law, instructors.
- Summer 1980: The University of Chicago, Laboratory instructor in the advanced graduate biochemistry laboratory course, Dr. Ferenc J. Kézdy instructor.
- Spring 1985 - present: Sunday School Teacher for Middle School and High School students teaching Biblical history and life applications.
- Autumn 1995: Reading tutor and computer consultant for two elementary schools in Baltimore City.
- September 2000 - present: Classes in the use of the Macintosh, MacOS 10, and graphics programs, including the Adobe and Microsoft Office suite, MacHome and Office and Chesapeake Systems.
- May 1973 - July 1977: Officer in the United States Navy. May - July 1973, Surface Warfare Officer School, Newport, Rhode Island. July 1973 - July 1974: Gunnery Officer, USS Bagley (FF-1069); Supervised twenty technically rated personnel. July 1974 - August 1976: Deck Officer, USS Bagley (FF 1069); supervised thirty-six non-rated personnel and Boatswain's mates. August 1976 - July 1977: Assistant to the Ordnance Officer, Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California. Assisted in the administration of the ordnance department. Final rank: Lieutenant, USNR.
- October 1977 - January 1981: Supervision of undergraduate and junior research technicians in the maintenance of the laboratory insect colony and instruction in the use of laboratory instruments.
- January 1981 - December 1984: Training and supervision of research technicians performing lipid analysis and protein preparation in the Specialized Center Of Research (SCOR) Core Chemistry Laboratory in the Department of Pathology, the University of Chicago. Responsibilities include budgeting supplies, evaluation and acquisition of analytical instrumentation, procedure development, and assisting and coordinating the design and construction of new laboratory facilities for the research center.
- December 1984 - April 2000: Training and supervision of technicians in the Biopolymer Laboratory of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Responsible for all aspects of laboratory management, including methods development, quality control, instrument procurement, user training, budget development, programming, consultation with users and interaction with other Hughes Biopolymer facilities.
- 1969 Chemical Rubber Company Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemistry, the University of Kentucky, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
- 1972 Merck Award for Undergraduate Chemistry, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- 1972 Graduation with Honors, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- 1997 ABRF Excellence Award, The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities.
- Automated synthesis and sequencing of oligonucleotides and peptides,
using the Applied Biosystems 380B and 430A machines.
- High performance liquid chromatography using a variety of systems including the Hewlett Packard 1090M systems.
- Have written data acquisition and analysis packages for the Macintosh computer.
- Apple Technical Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Analytical Chemistry:
- Purification and characterization lipoproteins, binding proteins, and pigment proteins.
- Amino acid analysis and protein sequence determination including selective cleavages
- Advanced use of automated sequence analyzers, gel permeation chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography, gas-liquid chromatography, gel electrophoresis, and a broad range of ultracentrifugation techniques.
- I have used thin-layer chromatography, UV-Visible, infrared, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
- I have considerable experience in the repair and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
- I have extensive experience with MS-DOS compatible, Hewlett Packard, and Apple laboratory computers.
- Written original programs in 68000 Assembly Language, C, BASIC, Pascal, and FORTRAN.
- Formatting services to publishers on a professional basis.
- Extensive experience in networking computers, both Macintosh and DOS/Windows.
- I was resource person for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for integrating Macintosh and DOS computers on their Electronic Requisitioning Module order/entry system.
- Maintained Gopher site for the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities.
- Developed automated archiving and chargeback network system for the Biopolymer Laboratory.
- Sell, repair, and provide support for Macintosh computers and networks.
- Install and optimize software packages and train users in use.
- Organic chemistry:
- Synthesis of spin-labelled protein analogs for binding site studies, amino acid and peptide synthesis, and synthesis of the juvenile hormone.
- Development of synthetic strategies for automated peptide synthesis.
- Liquid hydrogen fluoride cleavage and peptide purification.
- Sterile tissue culture:
- Large scale culture of orchid embryos on sterile nutrient media.
- Media development and preparation, chemical seed sterilization.
- Sterile transfer and shipment of sterile specimens.
- Extensive commercial experience providing production services for publishers.
- File conversion and formatting.
- Original and rendered type design for multiple platforms in Adobe PostScript and TrueType.
- Book and journal preparation, including multi-lingual journals.
- Graphic work and type design.
- Web site setup and management.
- HTML documents produced in raw HTML for maximum portability and compatibility.
- Commercial text and audio CD Production.
- Experienced and facile with Microsoft family of tools, Quark Express, Pagemaker, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
- Adobe Acrobat, including all facits of PDF document production.
- In-solution Structure Determination Using the Nitroxide Spin-Labelled Dipeptide. Honors Paper, The University of North Carolina, 1972.
- Studies in Protein Separation by Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis. Masters Thesis, The University of North Carolina, 1973.
- Juvenile Hormone Carrier Protein of Manduca sexta Haemolymph, Improved Purification Procedure; Protein Modification Studies and Sequence of the Amino Terminus of the Protein. Peterson R.C., Dunn P.E., Seballos H.L., Barbeau B.K., Keim P.S., Riley C.T., Heinrikson R.L., and Law J.H. (1982) Insect Biochemistry 12, 643-650.
- The Primary Structure of Insecticyanin, a Blue Biliprotein from the Hemolymph of the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta L. Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Chicago, 1983.
- The Covalent Protein Structure of Insecticyanin, a Blue Biliprotein from the Hemolymph of the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta L. Riley C. T., Heinrikson R. L., Kézdy F. J., Barbeau B. K., Keim P. S. and Law J. H. (1984) The Journal of Biological Chemistry 259, 13159-13165.
- Isolation and Primary Structure of a Peptide from the Corpora Cardiaca of Heliothis zea with Adipokinetic Activity. Jaffe H., Raina A. K., Riley C. T., Fraser B. A., Holman G. M., Wagner R. M., Ridgway R. L., and Hayes D. K. (1986) Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 135, 622 - 628.
- Isolation and Primary Structure of a Neuropeptide Hormone from Heliothis zea with Hyprtrehalosemic and Adipokinetic Activities. Jaffe H., Raina A. K., Riley C. T., Fraser B. A., Bird T. G., Tseng C-M., Zhang Y-S., and Hayes D. K. (1988) Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 155, 344-350.
- Identification of a Neuropeptide Hormone That Regulates Sex Pheromone Production in Female Moths. Raina A. K., Jaffe H., Kempe T. G., Kiem P., Blacher R. W., Fales H. M., Riley C. T., Klun J. A., Ridgway R. L., and Hayes D. K. (1989) Science 244, 796-798.
- Primary structure of two neuropeptide hormones with adipokinetic and hypotrehalosemic activity isolated from the corpora cardiaca of horse flies (Diptera). Jaffe H., Raina A. K., Riley C. T., Fraser B. A., Nachman R. J., Vogel V. W., Zhang Y-S., and Hayes D. K. (1989) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 86, 8161-8164.
- Pheromone Biosynthesis-Activating Neuropeptide Hormone of Heliothis zea: Isolation and Characterization (1991), Jaffe H., Raina A. K., Wagner R. M., Fales H. M., Kempe T. G., Keim P., Blacher R. W., and Riley C. T. in Insect Neuropeptides: Chemistry, Biology, and Action, Menn J. J., Kelly T. J., and Masler E. P. eds., American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, pp. 215-225.
- Characterization of Protein Kinase A and Protein Kinase C Phosphorylation of the N-Methyl-D-aspartate Receptor NR1 Subunit Using Phosphorylation Site-specific Antibodies, Tingley, W. G., Ehlers, M. D., Kimihiko, K, Doherty, C, Ptak, J. B., Riley, C. T., and Huganir, R. L. (1997) Journal of Biological Chemistry 272, 5157-5166.
- Isolation of Synthetic Oligonucleotides Using Reversed-Phase HPLC. Riley C. T. Paper presented to Division of Analytical Chemistry, the American Chemical Society Meeting in Chicago, 9 September 1985.
- Reversed-Phase Columns for Oligonucleotide Purification. Riley C. T. (1985) LC. 3, 948 - 952.
- Hardy Orchids: Horticultural Seed Germination and Commercial Potential. Proceedings of the MidAmerican Orchid Congress, Michigan Orchid Society, 1983.
- Proceedings of the North American Native Terrestrial Orchid Conference(1996), Carol Allen, ed., Clark T. Riley, producer, Gaithersburg, MD: NANTOC.
- Proceedings of the North American Native Terrestrial Orchid Conference, CD Supplement(1996), Carol Allen, ed., Clark T. Riley, producer, Gaithersburg, MD: NANTOC.
- Hyridization in the genus Cypripedium, an update, paper presented at the Paphiopedilum Forum, Washington DC, Febrary 15, 1997.
- Inconceivable (Novel), In progress.
- Patchwork: A Pioneer's Story (Novel), completed Autumn 2004, being submitted for publication.
- Little Jimmy Comes Home (Short Story), submitted to The Baltimore Review.
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- Other interests:
- Member of Woodbrook Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School teacher, member of various committees, and deacon.
- Member of the American Orchid Society and the Maryland Orchid Society. I have presented original research at regional congresses and given talks to many societies.
- Organized fifth biennial Biopolymer Facilities Directors Meeting for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, December 1995.
- Organized publication of the Proceedings of the North American Native Terrestrial Orchid Conference, U.S. National Arboretum, March 1996.
- Reader in the Reading for Life program between the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Tench Tilghman Elementary School.