C. Robertson McClung

Academic Appointments
  • Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

  • Professor of Biological Sciences

  • The Patricia F. and William B. Hale 1944 Professor in the Arts and Sciences

  • Professor in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists

The ability of an organism to measure time is the product of a cellular biological clock.  Many phenomena controlled by the biological clock cycle on a daily basis and are called circadian rhythms.  My goal is to understand the genetic and biochemical mechanisms by which an organism measures time and uses that temporal information to regulate gene expressionand cellular physiology. 


Life Sciences Center, Room 323
HB 6044


  • B.Sc. Queen's University
  • M.Sc. Dalhousie University
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University

Selected Publications

+ View more