Dr. James Morris, a CI mentor in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, was recognized by the Council on Undergraduate Research with an Honorable Mention designation in the 2014 Council on Undergraduate Research Outstanding Biology Mentor Award. These awards recognize biologists who demonstrate superior mentorship of undergraduate students in research.
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has over 10,000 members. Each year the CUR Biology Division recognizes nationally a single person for the top award and two for Honorable Mention at the Early Career, Mid Career and Mature Career levels.
This award identifies Dr. Morris as a truly outstanding undergraduate research mentor.
Dr. Morris engages undergraduates in his research laboratory every semester (frequently 5+/semester) and his selection for this honor is a testament of his dedication to develop and enhance the research abilities of our students. An additional indicator of the impact of his guidance is the placement of his students in some of the most prestigious graduate and professional programs in the country, including the MD/PhD program at the University of Texas Southwest (one each in the last two years), PhD programs at Johns Hopkins, etc. I hope you will all join me in congratulating Jim on this achievement!
Clemson is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Clemson faculty members are eligible to take part in CUR conferences, competitions and other activities.
See the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC) website for more information.