Academics & Research
Dr. Gohad featured on Clemson News Now - 1/14
Bears Do it - 9/13
The New Yorker recently ran an article about Dr. David Tonkyn's former MS student, Brandie Smith. She graduated with an MS in Biological Sciences in 1997 and wrote her thesis on "Minimization of inbreeding in captive populations of endangered species”. She is still involved in that effort, as you can read in the story. After Clemson, Brandie worked for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association for awhile before becoming a Senior Curator at the National Zoo. In addition to this work and interview, she had a lot of face time a few months back when Rusty the Red Panda escaped from the National Zoo into greater DC.
You are invited to attend the 6th Annual CBASS: Clemson's Biological Science's Annual Student Symposium, tomorrow, February 22nd!
We will have a talk session, with 5 minute thesis presentations beginning at 9am in Vickery Auditorium. There is a poster session in the afternoon, starting at 1:30 in the Life Science Facility Atrium, and ends at 3:30. Come join us to see what CAFLS and SAFES graduate and undergraduate research is all about! Attached is the announcement flyer and also a schedule of events! Hope to see you there!
Neeraj Gohad, an assistant research professor in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, is thinking big about small things. His research on biofouling has the potential to save millions in ship maintenance and exceptionally lowering the usage of fossil fuels for the naval and maritime fleets.
Tamara McNealy Lab Recieves Grant
The McNealy lab - in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Jenkins and colleagues at the University of Hawaii - was awarded a USDA grant entitled ‘New Engineered Approaches for Recovering Disperse Populations of Low-Tolerance Pathogens from.’ The $498,000 grant will fund research over the next three years to develop a rapid gene-based detection system of pathogens in the field, specifically on produce. The grant capitalizes on the nanoparticle based biofilm disruption work that Dr. McNealy’s lab has been working on and integrates this with novel engineering developments from the UH group.
Dr. Krista Rudolph Recieves Award
CAFLS faculty member Dr. Krista Rudolph received the National Scholars Program's Award of Distinction from soon-to-graduate Chris Covey from the Clemson National Scholars Program this past July.
Barbara Campbell, a microbial ecologist and assistant professor in the Dept. of Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, received $215,942 for the first two years of a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity. The research project at Clemson University has been recommended for a total amount of $434,876 over the five years.
Dr. Tamara McNealy at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
In October 2013, Dr. Tamara McNealy was invited to speak on her work on Legionella biofilms and nanoparticles at the 8th International Conference on Legionella 2013, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This meeting is held once every four years and is the key meeting for Legionella Researchers around the world.
Experimental Biology Cover Photo
Barnacle cyprid adhesives:
Lowering arsenic levels in apple juice is a step in the right direction, but regulators could and should go further, says Clemson University biologist Lisa Bain, who researches the genetic and developmental effects of arsenic on animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving to decrease the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice to 10 parts per billion — the same level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set for drinking water. Bain advocates halving the established level to five parts per billion.