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Stories tagged with "Department Of Genetics And Biochemistry"


    Clemson online instruction through end of spring semester; all events suspended

    March 19, 2020

    To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]

  • Rebecca MacPherson and other students holding books

    Genetics graduate student enhances science communication skills at regional conference

    March 17, 2020

    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 […]

  • Trudy Mackay sitting by microscope with fruit flies on screen.

    Clemson geneticists’ collaborative research sheds light on ‘dark’ portion of genome

    March 9, 2020

    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.

  • CBASS presenter displays her research

    CBASS Symposium cancelled

    February 27, 2020

    Update: The event below has been cancelled. For more information, contact Kursten Anderson at   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 […]

  • Meredith Morris and grad student in lab

    Clemson scientists working to find new ways to combat parasitic diseases that afflict millions

    February 21, 2020

    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 […]

  • Seifert biochem alumnus

    Alumni spotlight: Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellow Bryce Seifert

    February 3, 2020

    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 […]

  • Mackenzie Foster

    Clemson alumna Foster earns top honors from national leadership honor society

    February 3, 2020

    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 […]

  • Clarice Clemmens alumna

    Alumni spotlight: ENT physician Clarice Seifert Clemmens

    January 31, 2020

    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 with her children

    The Face of Science

    January 9, 2020

    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.

  • Anholt standing, Mackay sitting in lab

    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.

  • Professor Hong Luo standing in his Clemson lab.

    Clemson researcher developing perennial grasses that could reduce water use and be fuel source

    October 15, 2019

    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 […]

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    SCIENCE undergrad is first author on article in Genomics

    September 5, 2019

    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 […]

  • College of Science Professor listens to dean talk at faculty meeting.

    Dean presents state-of-the-college report to faculty

    August 20, 2019

    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 […]

  • Morgan Nichols in the lab

    After winning Miss South Carolina title, Clemson grad plans to promote science in S.C. and across the nation

    July 11, 2019

    May 2019 Clemson graduate Morgan Nichols was recently named Miss South Carolina. Her state and national platform will focus on STEM education.