From our Chair
Welcome to the
Department of Biological Sciences!
is the center of life science research and education at Clemson
University. Our faculty and students are
engaged in cutting-edge field and laboratory research that seeks answers to a
number of fundamental questions in modern biology including: How is animal and
plant diversity generated and maintained?
How is our environment changing and how do animals and plants adapt to
such changes? How do organisms develop
and function? How do organisms contract and combat disease? We pursue these
questions at multiple levels ranging from single cells to complex ecosystems,
and employ a broad set of experimental approaches and systems including
computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, genomics, cell and
developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, and
nanotechnology. Our broad interests and
methods of study create a rich environment for collaborative research and the
opportunity to solve biology’s most challenging and interesting questions.
Our faculty and
staff are committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. We offer high quality one-on-one advising
that begins before the first day of classes and continues through graduation
and beyond. All of our faculty are engaged
in our teaching and advising activities and are dedicated to providing students
the fundamental knowledge and critical thinking skills they need for life-long
success. We support a large array of
degree programs and emphasis areas that prepare students for careers in
medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pre-rehabilitation sciences, nursing,
conservation, ecology, toxicology, microbiology, molecular biology, and
computational biology. Many of our undergraduates are accepted into top-ranked
graduate and professional programs, all across the nation.
I invite you to explore our webpages, where you will get to
meet our faculty and staff and learn about their research, teaching, outreach,
and administrative activities. You will
also find in-depth information about our degree programs, clubs and
organization, and facilities, including our new state-of-the-art 100,000 sq.
ft. research building. Finally, I
invite you to come visit our department and campus and see first-hand the
exceptional educational and research experience we provide.
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences