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Stories tagged with "Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC)"


    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Zhicheng Dou sitting at microscope in his lab

    New grant enables Clemson researcher to further combat widespread parasitic disease

    January 9, 2020

    CLEMSON, South Carolina — Biological sciences assistant professor Zhicheng Dou has received a $1.85 million collaborative grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the molecular mechanisms of the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a widespread human infectious disease afflicting more than 40 million people. Dou’s work might help pave the way for finding […]

  • Heather Walters working in lab.

    College of Science graduate student wins campus thesis award

    December 9, 2019

    CLEMSON — Biological Sciences graduate student Heather Andrews Walters is receiving the Clemson University Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in Life Sciences—one of only two master’s thesis awards presented by the Graduate College across the entire campus. Walters thesis, “Phosphorylation of Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2-Alpha in Response to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Nitrosative Stress in Entamoeba […]

  • Naren Vyavahare, the Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering at Clemson University, is the principal investigator of the grant that created the the South Carolina Bioengineering Center for Regeneration and Formation of Tissues.

    Statewide team lands five years of funding for biomedical research

    October 2, 2019

    A group of South Carolina researchers working on new treatments for a variety of illnesses ranging from diabetes to heart disease cheered the decision to grant five years of funding to a biomedical research center based at Clemson University. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is providing $5.7 million to the South Carolina Bioengineering Center for Regeneration and Formation of Tissues. It’s the institute’s third round of competitive funding for the center, also called SCBioCRAFT.

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    EPIC researchers gain ground in the race to cure widespread parasitic infection

    June 6, 2019

    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.

  • The parasite Trypanosoma brucei is seen through a microscope living among the bloodstream.

    Pitted against parasites: Developing a creative way to turn a parasite’s own evolutionary adaptations against itself.

    March 15, 2019

    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.

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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 […]

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    Clemson selected as Beckman Scholar institution

    February 6, 2019

    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.

  • This wallet card displays the fundamental constants of measurement.

    Global system of measurements undergoes historic change

    November 16, 2018

    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.

  • SICB regional meeting at Clemson showcases flashes of brilliance

    November 13, 2018

    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 […]

  • Walters presents poster.

    Top experts on infectious disease gather at sixth annual CBEP meeting

    November 5, 2018

    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 […]

  • Georgia State student does summer research at Clemson

    August 28, 2018

    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.

  • With the new MENTOR program, medical students will get the chance to do research in the labs at EPIC.

    EPIC labs receive first NIH training grant at Clemson, will fund research program

    July 31, 2018

    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 […]

  • College of Science student receives fellowship for summer research

    July 3, 2018

    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 […]