Clemson A selfless staff member who has been with Clemson University for more than three decades, an extraordinary student with a heart for service and a mother who channeled her grief from losing a young son to cancer into a nonprofit that has saved lives received this year’s prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
CLEMSON — It was standing room only as students, faculty and staff gathered at the Watt Family Innovation Center Tuesday, May 7 to celebrate the 2018-19 award winners during the annual spring awards ceremony. President James Clements and Provost Robert H. Jones were among those presenting awards. Kelly Smith, associate professor of philosophy and biological […]
CLEMSON – For the second year in a row, a College of Science student has been awarded the 2019 Norris Medal as the best all-around graduating senior at Clemson University. Rami Major, who majored in genetics, was presented the award at the 2019 University Spring Awards Ceremony held in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium […]
CLEMSON – The 2019 College of Science Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony was held Monday, May 6 in Holtzendorff Auditorium. More than 100 attended the celebratory event, which included committee reports, College-wide updates, unit updates and College faculty and staff awards. A festive reception followed the main event. The faculty awards were presented by Amy […]