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.
Update: The event below has been cancelled. For more information, contact Kursten Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLEMSON – The Clemson Biological Sciences Annual Student Symposium (CBASS), which was to be held Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. To participate, please submit a presentation for CBASS 2020, which welcomes all undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs involved […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases like African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis, scientists look for weaknesses in the organisms’ molecular machinery. These weaknesses can then be targeted with drug therapies designed to kill the parasites. While they’ve made significant strides in recent years, scientists […]
CLEMSON — Like many teenagers starting out, Bryce Seifert (B.S. 2007, genetics) landed a job washing dishes — just not at the local diner. As a Clemson freshman, Seifert launched his research career by washing glassware in the lab of genetics professor Julia Frugoli. “It was competitive to be an undergraduate researcher, but she graciously […]
CLEMSON —Recent Clemson University College of Science graduate Mackenzie Foster was named the 2019 Leader of the Year in Scholarship by Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society, which provided her with a $1,000 graduate/professional studies scholarship. Foster was recognized for her role in the ODK Clemson chapter’s fundraising operations, including the establishment […]
CLEMSON – “I don’t even know how to put into words what a tremendous impact Clemson had on my life,” said Clarice Seifert Clemmens (B.S. 2005-Biochemistry), a successful pediatric otolaryngologist and faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. As a student, Clemmens played cello in the campus orchestra; participated in […]
Tarah O’Sullivan, mother of two children with a rare genetic disease, has returned to school at Clemson determined to help children with rare genetic diseases. And to save her own. Read the Clemson World article titled THE FACE OF SCIENCE.
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, South Carolina — Clemson University College of Science professor Hong Luo has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop genetically improved and more robust turfgrass and switchgrass. These perennial plants represent a multibillion-dollar segment of the U.S. agricultural economy. Covering millions of acres […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina – College of Science undergraduate researcher Eugene Bishop is first author on a recently published article in the journal Genomics. Bishop, a senior in the department of genetics and biochemistry, has researched the diverse roles of the AT-Hook gene family in plants and identified interacting partners of this gene family in the […]
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 […]
May 2019 Clemson graduate Morgan Nichols was recently named Miss South Carolina. Her state and national platform will focus on STEM education.
A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the potential to dramatically impact the future of food security in the era of climate change.
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 […]