Marciclair Reeves

Fellow, Center for Science and Culture

Mariclair Anne Reeves is a fellow and associate research scientist at Discovery Institute. She earned a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology with a neuroscience concentration from the University of Hawaii Mānoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Her PhD research focused on mechanisms for selenoprotein M, which incorporates the 21st amino acid selenocysteine. She also holds a BS in Animal Science, with Biotechnology, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Biology concentrations from the University of Delaware. She previously worked as a research scientist with Biologic Institute investigating the origin of protein families and whether bacterial enzymes can be co-opted to perform new functions. She has published her research in journals such as Cell Molecular Life Sciences, Biochemical Journal, Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, and BIO-Complexity.