CLEMSON — Like his father and grandfather before him, Captain Bryan Lagasse (M.S. chemistry 2020) is serving his country as an officer in the U.S. Army. After graduating from Clemson in May, Lagasse is heading to West Point to become a chemistry faculty member at the same institution where he earned his bachelor’s degree a […]
CLEMSON — Tatum Sass, a Clemson biochemistry and genetics junior, has successfully created an assay that was published on April 20, 2020, in JoVE, a leading peer-reviewed video journal of experimental techniques. The full title of the video is “High-Throughput Method for Measuring Alcohol Sedation Time of Individual Drosophila melanogaster.” While participating in a 2019 […]
Three College of Science undergraduates are recipients of the 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premier and highly competitive national award for students who have the potential to advance research in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Scientists believe about 25 percent of the differences in human life span is determined by genetics — with the rest determined by environmental and lifestyle factors. But they don’t yet know all the genes that contribute to a long life. A study published March 5, 2020, in PLoS Biology quantified variation […]
CLEMSON — An international team of researchers, including department of biological sciences professor Saara DeWalt, has published a study in the journal Science that predicts how tropical forests, which play a protective role in climate change, may change over decades and even centuries. The study, which was led by Nadja Rüger, junior research group leader […]
A team of College of Science researchers, in collaboration with international colleagues, has reported the first definitive detection of a relativistic jet emerging from two colliding galaxies — in essence, the first photographic proof that merging galaxies can produce jets of charged particles that travel at nearly the speed of light.
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Although mostly preventable, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in children worldwide, particularly in developing countries. If left untreated, cavities can be painful and may negatively affect a young child’s overall health, development and quality of life. Clemson University College of Science researchers recently conducted a study […]
Clemson University College of Science faculty member Kara Powder has received a $1.17 million National Science Foundation CAREER award grant to investigate gene regulatory elements that determine craniofacial development and evolution.
CLEMSON, South Carolina —Jeffrey (Ph.D. 1984) and Karen Gambrell Camm (B.S. 1982) know that Clemson is a special place. After all, the couple met on campus in the early 1980s when Karen visited a friend who happened to share an office with Jeff in Martin Hall. Jeff’s career trajectory was influenced by exceptional faculty and […]
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty member Apparao Rao was selected as a 2020 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for developing liquid-based scalable synthesis methods to manufacture carbon nanotubes — a class of nanomaterials used in numerous applications, including energy storage, medicine, electronics, and composites. MRS confers this […]
A team of researchers from Clemson University’s College of Science recently demonstrated that a novel double-helical MOF architecture, in a partially oxidized form, can conduct electricity that potentially makes it a next-generation semiconductor.
CLEMSON — College of Science graduate student Rebecca MacPherson, a member of professor Trudy Mackay’s research group, conducts genetics-based research that could someday translate into new approaches for treating children born with fetal alcohol syndrome. She’s also an advocate for increasing science literacy and sharing her results with the public. On March 12-13, MacPherson was […]
A study published March 9, 2020, in Genome Research titled “Gene Expression Networks in the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel” is the culmination of years of research by Clemson University geneticists Trudy Mackay and Robert Anholt. Their groundbreaking findings could significantly advance science’s understanding of a number of genetic disorders. Overall, the study lends toward a greater understanding of gene regulatory networks that contribute to human health and disease.
A Clemson University College of Science researcher, together with a team of researchers, developed and demonstrated new optical imaging methods to monitor a single molecule in action. This fluorescence-based technique may accelerate the field of structural biology, helping scientists better understand how molecules are assembled, function, and interact, which in turn may aid in structure-guided drug design.
CLEMSON — A crime has been committed and 120 students at Westside High School in Anderson, S.C., will use science to help solve it. Someone has stolen the Clemson Tiger mascot’s costume, but thanks to DNA evidence left at the scene, the students can use forensic science to help catch the culprit. This was the […]