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    Celebrity mathemagician Art Benjamin shares his secrets of mental math March 13

    March 2, 2020

    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 […]

  • William Kimler

    College of Science celebrates Darwin Day with guest lecture honoring famed scientist

    February 4, 2020

    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 […]

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    Canine genome project pioneer Elaine Ostrander to speak on campus January 31

    January 28, 2020

    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, […]

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    Clemson geneticists identify small molecules that are potential indicators for disease

    December 9, 2019

    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.

  • Scientist creates mutant form of DNA repair protein to better understand its role in preventing cancer

    October 30, 2019

    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.

  • Speaker Rush Holt at podium

    Video highlights of Rush Holt’s appearance at Clemson

    October 8, 2019

    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 […]

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    Physicist and politician Rush Holt calls for science to enhance democracy

    September 16, 2019

    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 […]

  • Headshot photo of John Hawks, Sept. 27 guest lecturer

    College of Science welcomes acclaimed paleoanthropologist on Sept. 27

    September 12, 2019

    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 […]

  • Mackay delivers Herman Vanden Berghe Lecture at renowned university in Belgium

    June 12, 2019

    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 […]

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    Clemson Center for Human Genetics continues to unravel how genes impact drug use and addiction

    May 20, 2019

    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.

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    Past and future join as one at College of Science 2019 philanthropy reception

    February 13, 2019

    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 […]

  • Renowned geneticist to speak at Clemson.

    Video: Complete Feb. 1 lecture by geneticist Fred Gould

    February 6, 2019

    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, […]

  • Trudy Mackay, director of Clemson's Center for Human Genetics, receives the prestigious Dawson Prize from Dublin geneticist Aoife McLysaght.

    Clemson geneticist’s honorary trip to Dublin is a learning experience for all

    November 9, 2018

    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 […]

  • Trudy Mackay accepts the 2018 Dawson Prize.

    Clemson geneticist Mackay receives prestigious prize at Trinity College Dublin

    November 2, 2018

    DUBLIN – Clemson scientist Trudy Mackay was honored with the prestigious 2018 Dawson Prize in Genetics at Trinity College Dublin on Thursday. Mackay is director of Clemson University’s Center for Human Genetics (CHG) and a geneticist of international prominence whose futuristic research continues to move Science forward in the 21st century. The Dawson Prize, awarded every […]

  • The sculpture of "The Double Helix" by Brian King stands outside the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin.

    Clemson geneticist Mackay to be honored at renowned Trinity College Dublin

    October 25, 2018

    Trudy Mackay, director of Clemson University’s Center for Human Genetics, will be honored in Dublin as the 2018 recipient of Trinity College’s Dawson Prize in Genetics, which is awarded to geneticists of international prominence.