One of Friday's presenters was Mufida Ahmed Nagi Ammar, a graduate student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program.

One of Friday’s presenters was Mufida Ahmed Nagi Ammar, a graduate student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program.
Image Credit: Jim Melvin / Clemson University

The department of genetics and biochemistry held its 1st Annual Research in Progress Symposium from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday in the Watt Family Innovation Center.

Sessions included:

“Plants, animals and the things that go bump in the night.”
“A big bag of chemicals, or insight into fighting entropy.”
“How does all that stuff fit in the cell?”

The symposium also included 15-minute presentations from the department’s current graduate students, as well as a poster session by second-year students and fellows.

“Our department’s First Annual Research In Progress Symposium provided a forum for us to showcase the exceptional research being conducted by our students – graduate and undergraduate, and postdoctoral fellows – as an important element of the scholarship generated by the new College of Science,” said William Marcotte, chair of the department of genetics and biochemistry. “We are anxious to continue building our research and scholarship profile.”