CLEMSON — Dr. Elaine Ostrander, a pioneer in the field of comparative genomics known for her leadership on the canine genome project, will speak on campus about how scientists are using unprecedented amounts of genetic data from more than 1,000 dogs of various breeds to better understand the animals’ genetic diversity and behavior. Her talk, […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Biological sciences assistant professor Zhicheng Dou has received a $1.85 million collaborative grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the molecular mechanisms of the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a widespread human infectious disease afflicting more than 40 million people. Dou’s work might help pave the way for finding […]
CLEMSON — Biological Sciences graduate student Heather Andrews Walters is receiving the Clemson University Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in Life Sciences—one of only two master’s thesis awards presented by the Graduate College across the entire campus. Walters thesis, “Phosphorylation of Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2-Alpha in Response to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Nitrosative Stress in Entamoeba […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina – In high school, students are taught that research revolves around the scientific method: start with a question, formulate a hypothesis, design and perform an experiment, collect and analyze the data, draw a conclusion, and publish the results. The reality, though, which many students subsequently learn in college, is that research is […]
For millions of years, symbiotic bacteria have lived inside the gill cells of Lucinidae clams found in seagrass meadows located mainly along tropical coasts, such as the Florida Keys. These bacteria play a crucial role in the clam’s survival while also contributing to the overall health of the seagrass in which the clams live. As important as the bacteria are, little was known about their makeup until now. Scientists at Clemson University have recently published a paper indicating that the bacteria are more taxonomically diverse than previously thought.
A Clemson University professor's research has documented the movement of antibiotic resistance in humans into animal species. College of Science researcher Vincent Richards recently published results that draw attention to reverse zoonosis, or pathogens moving from human populations to animals.
Researchers from Clemson University’s College of Science have shown for the first time that salamanders inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains use temperature rather than humidity as the best cue to anticipate changes in their environment. Significantly, the researchers observed that salamanders actually harness their unique ability to regenerate limbs to rapidly minimize the impact of hot temperatures.
CLEMSON — The College’s fall semester faculty kickoff meeting was held Aug. 19 at the Barnes Center and focused on highlights and initiatives. “Our science faculty continue to strengthen our national prominence and elevate the science learning experience through their excellence in scientific discovery, learning and engagement,” Dean Cynthia Y. Young said. Overall, Young’s presentation […]
More than 65 Clemson University students will present at the third annual Summer Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research Showcase at the Watt Family Innovation Center Tuesday, Aug. 20.
New research by Clemson University scientists Shari Rodriguez and Christie Sampson in the open-access journal "PLOS Biology," examines the effects non-carnivorous species such as feral hogs and elephants can have on humans and livestock and the potential consequences of excluding these animals from research focused on mitigating wildlife impacts on livestock.
Researchers from Clemson University’s Environmental Toxicology Program have published novel research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver disease.
Clemson University rising junior Riley Garvey is passionate about marine biology, and a major scholarship from the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will help him further his professional development in this field.
A faculty-led team of graduate and undergraduate researchers from Clemson University’s Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center has unveiled new findings designed to help pave the way to an eventual cure of a parasitic infection that affects millions around the nation and world.
Saara DeWalt, whose research extends from Clemson to the far corners of the globe, has been named chair of the department of biological sciences in the College of Science at Clemson University.
CLEMSON – Clemson University students have chosen Kelly Smith as the Alumni Master Teacher of 2019. Smith, an associate professor of philosophy in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, was nominated by several students including Graham Pitman, who said Smith’s passion for taking on the big questions of life and the universe sets off […]