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.
Professor James Morris sees both the biological allure of the parasites and the potential for a better way to kill them. As a genetics and biochemistry professor, he is studying these creatures with an eye toward developing an easier, safer and more effective treatment.
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 […]
Clemson University has been selected to participate in the Beckman Scholars Program, a prestigious recognition of Clemson’s commitment to undergraduate research. Clemson is one of 13 programs nationally receiving funding to provide undergraduates with a unique 15-month mentored laboratory research experience.
The way the world measures everything from coffee to the cosmos has undergone a profound transformation as four of the seven base units for the International System of Units have been redefined.
CLEMSON – “Lightning” struck about 40 times Saturday inside Jordan Hall at Clemson University, firing up eager minds with flashes of organismal biology, ecology and evolution. The Southeast regional meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) began with a bang as keynote speaker Melina Hale of the University of Chicago spent about […]
CLEMSON –The 6th annual Cell Biology of Eukaryotic Pathogens (CBEP) Meeting was held on Oct. 24-26 at the Clemson Outdoor Lab. This event brought together some of the best parasitic and fungal disease researchers in the country, helping them make connections with other researchers involved in the cell biology of various eukaryotic pathogens. Clemson University’s […]
Ana Marzoa of Georgia State University spent the summer of 2018 in the department of genetics and biochemistry participating in the NSF REU site: From Genomes to Phenomes — Exploring Function Across Scales.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) T35 (medical) training grant will allow medical school students to do research in the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center labs at Clemson while strengthening partnerships between academic partners in the Greenville Health System (GHS) Health Sciences Center. Kerry Smith, the director of EPIC, an interdisciplinary research cooperative with a focus on […]
CLEMSON – When she isn’t hiking, painting or serving in the Lutheran Campus Ministries at Clemson University, junior biochemistry major Katherine Floyd is toiling away in the lab. This summer, her hard work has paid off. Floyd recently received a fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) that will fund 10-12 weeks of her […]
CLEMSON – The College of Science honored its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students Friday (April 6) at the IPTAY Suite in Memorial Stadium. An assembly of standout students received a variety of prestigious awards during the event, which featured food, photos and an uplifting video. More than 50 – including parents, faculty and staff – […]
CLEMSON – Clemson University’s Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC) celebrated its five-year anniversary Wednesday with a spirited discussion about the College of Science center’s latest explorations into biomedical research. Then came the cutting of the cake – and the fun continued. A special guest joined the crowd to express his thanks for everything EPIC has […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina – The 5th Annual Cell Biology of Eukaryotic Pathogens (CBEP) meeting was held on Oct. 19-20 at the Clemson Outdoor Lab, bringing together some of the best parasitic and fungal disease researchers in North America for coffee and collaboration. Hosted by Clemson University’s Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC), the meeting is held […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina – The stepping stones of scientific advancement rely on the identification of genes involved in cytokinesis, the processivity of dynein motor proteins, the construction of neural circuits – or some other equally-obscure-sounding research – because these are the studies that lay the groundwork for the development of cures or novel disease treatments […]
Research conducted by Zhicheng Dou, an assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Science, was featured in the June 2017 issue of Nature Microbiology. The findings, concerning the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis, suggest that the parasite’s “stomach” is a key target for drug development.