As a graduate student at the Clemson Center for Human Genetics, Rebecca MacPherson has been able to foster research and outreach collaborations with the Greenwood Genetic Center.
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 […]
CLEMSON — Mathematician, magician and professor Arthur Benjamin brings his fast-paced presentation to campus, performing high-speed mental calculations, memorization tricks and other astounding math stunts. His talk, “The secrets of mental math,” will take place at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium. The lecture is free and open […]
CLEMSON — William Kimler, an associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, will speak on campus about Charles Darwin and his vast contributions to holistic sciences. Kimler’s talk will focus on the global natural history fields that were emerging in the mid-1800s, while highlighting the innovation Darwin brought to ecology and evolution. His lecture […]
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, […]
A critical question in medicine asks how individual variation in DNA can predict variation in health and disease. New research from the Clemson Center for Human Genetics identified hundreds of metabolites that might serve as intermediates to translate variation in the genome to variation in complex traits. Published recently in Genome Research, the findings could one day help doctors better monitor metabolite variation as an indicator for disease.
Clemson University researcher Jennifer Mason is working to understand how DNA strands damaged during replication may play a role in causing cancer, leading to better treatment strategies.
CLEMSON — Educator, scientist, executive and former U.S. congressman Rush D. Holt shared his unique perspective on the important role science plays in a democracy on September 10, 2019, when he presented the lecture “Science and the Citizen” on campus to Clemson faculty and students. According to Holt, opinion and ideology have displaced evidence in […]
CLEMSON — Educator, scientist, executive and former U.S. congressman Rush D. Holt shared his unique perspective on the important role science plays in a democracy on September 10 when he presented the lecture “Science and the Citizen” on campus to Clemson faculty and students. According to Holt, opinion and ideology have displaced evidence in many […]
CLEMSON — Dr. John Hawks, an internationally recognized expert on human evolution and genetics who has appeared in documentary films on PBS and National Geographic, will speak on campus about “Fossils, genomes, and our African origins.” The talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Freeman Hall Auditorium on Friday, September 27. It is […]
FLANDERS, Belgium – As part of a European tour in late May and early June, College of Science geneticist Trudy Mackay delivered the Herman Vanden Berghe Lecture 2019 at the Center for Human Genetics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Mackay, director of the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics, is recognized as one of the world’s […]
Research at the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics is revealing new insights into how genes impact drug use and addiction through a novel study of susceptibility to the effects of cocaine and methamphetamine in fruit flies.
CLEMSON – Those who have given and those giving back gathered together on a crisp winter evening on the campus of Clemson University to view the fruits of their collaborations face to face. On Feb. 8 in the glistening atrium of the Life Sciences Facility, donors representing the many private endowments gifted throughout the College […]
Fred Gould, a professor of entomology and plant pathology and the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture at North Carolina State University, spoke on the ethics of genetic manipulations and biotechnology at noon Feb. 1 in the Watt Auditorium. This lecture titled “Responsible Innovation in Genetic Sciences: Past, Present and Future” was open to faculty, staff, […]
DUBLIN, Ireland – Clemson University scientist Trudy Mackay was presented with the prestigious 2018 Dawson Prize in Genetics at Trinity College Dublin in early November. Mackay, who is the director of Clemson’s Center for Human Genetics, spent almost a week in Ireland, where she received her prize, toured the university and city, gave a public […]