The Translating Time website was originally developed by Dr. Barbara Clancy (right) and her collaborators in 2007 at the University of Central Arkansas. Barbara Clancy was awarded her PhD from the University of Texas Dallas in 1996. She moved in 1997 to work as a Postdoctoral Associate with Barbara Finlay and Dick Darlington at Cornell University and she worked on the initial 1995 statistical model that equates the timing of brain developmental events across mammalian species (Finlay and Darlington, 1991). Barbara Clancy and collaborators subsequently increased the number of species and developmental events in the model, which served to greatly expand the database, and refine the model to include humans in 2001 (Clancy et al., 2001).
Barbara Clancy became a professor of Biology and of Neuroscience at the University of Central Arkansas the following year. The translation tool on this website was developed and first implemented in 2007 with Brandon Kersh (left) and James Hyde at the University of Central Arkansas with collaborations at Cornell University, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the Bioinformatics Department at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Since then, the database has been expanded and the model has been refined with subsequent versions of this web-based tool modelled by Brandon Kersh, James Hyde, Dick Darlington and Barbara Clancy.
Barbara Finlay and Christine Charvet have worked to expand the translating time dataset to increase the utility of this work to the biomedical community. Most recently, Christine Charvet and her team have worked to integrate transcriptional and structural information to expand the translating time model to span the lifespan in humans and other primates.