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Charles Rice

Professor
Biological Sciences Department

Office: 233 Long Hall
Phone: 864-508-0710
Fax: 864-656-0435

Email: cdrice@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D.
College of William & Mary

M.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University

 Courses Taught

Immunology (414/614)
Marine Biology (417)
Immunotoxicology (8010)
Comparative & Veterinary Immunology (8020)

 Research Interests

Role of Inflammation in Chronic Diseases and Cancer Biology, Immunopharmacology & Immunotoxicology, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Immunotoxicity, Mechanisms of Diseases Resistance vs. Susceptibility, Environmental Toxicology & Health, Comparative Immunology

 Publications

Rodgers, M.L., Arendt, M.D., Schwenter, J., Owens, D.W., Toline, C.A., and Rice, C.D. 2017. Serum antibody levels against select bacterial pathogens in Loggerhead, Caretta caretta, and Kemp’s Ridley, Lepidochelys kempii, sea turtles from the south eastern United States. Mar Environ Res (in press).

Dubansky, B., Rice, C.D., Galvez, F. Biomarkers of aryl-hydrocarbon receptor activity in Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) from the northern Gulf of Mexico marsh following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol (accepted; in press)

Fair, P.A., Schaefer, A.M., Houser, D.S., Bossart, G.D., Romano, T.A., Champagne, C.D., Stott, J.L., Rice, C.D., White, N., Reif, J.S. 2016. The Environment as a Driver of Immune and Endocrine Responses in Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). PLOS ONE. (accepted, in press).

Silva, R.A., and Rice, C.D. 2017. Sediment extracts from a creosote-contaminated USA-EPA Superfund site induce pro-inflammatory profiles in RAW264.7 macrophages. Environ Sci Technol, (in review)

Wojdylo, J.V., Vogelbein, W., Bain, L.J., and Rice, C.D. 2016. AHR-related activities in a creosote-adapted population of adult Atlantic killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, two decades post-EPA Superfund status. Aquat Toxicol, 177:74-85.

Matsebatlela, M.T., Anderson, A.L., Gallicchio, V.S., Elford, H., Rice, C.D. 2015. 3,4-dihydroxy-benzohydroxamic acid (Didox) suppresses pro-inflammatory profiles and oxidative stress in TLR4-activated RAW264.7 murine macrophages. Chem Biol Interact, 25:233-105.

Berg, A.H., Rice, C.D., Rahman, M.S., Dong, J., Thomas, P. 2014. Identification and characterization of membrane androgen receptors in the ZIP9 zinc transporter subfamily: I. Discovery in female Atlantic croaker and evidence ZIP9 mediates testosterone-induced apoptosis of ovarian follicle cells. Endocrinology, 155:4237-4249.

Bossart, G.D., Romano, T.A., Peden-Adams, M.M., Schaefer, A., McCulloch, S., Goldstein, J.D., Rice, C.D., Fair, P.A., Cray, C., Reif, J.S. 2014. Clinicoimmunopathologic findings in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus with positive Chlamydiaceae antibody titers. Dis Aquat Organ, 108:71-81.

Dubanksy, B., Whitehead, A. Miller, J., Rice, C.D., Galvez, F. 2014. Response to comment on “Multi-tissue molecular, genomic, and developmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis). Environ Sci Technol, 48:7679-7680.

Dubansky, B., Whitehead, A., Miller, J., Rice, C.D., Galvez, F. 2013. Multi-tissue, genomic, and developmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis. Environ Sci Technol 47:5074 - 5082.

Fair, P.A., Romano, T., Schaefer, A.M., Reif, J.S, ; Bossart, G.D., Houde, M., Muir, D., Adams, J., Rice, C.D.; Hulsey, T.C., Peden-Adams, M. 2013. Associations between perfluoroalkyl compounds and immune and clinical chemistry parameters in highly exposed bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Environ Toxicol Chem, 99:1-12.

Babcock, A.S., Anderson, A.E., and Rice, C.D. 2013. Indirubin-3’-(2,3 dihydroxypropyl)-oximether (E804) is a Potent Modulator of LPS-Stimulated Macrophage Functions. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, 266:157-166.

Whitehead, A., Dubansky, B., Bodinier, C., Garcia, T., Miles, S., Pilley, C., Raghunathan, V., Roach, J., Walker, N., Walter, R., Rice, C. D., Galvez, F. 2012. Genomic and physiological footprint of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill on resident marsh fishes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109:20298-20302.

Bossart, G.D., Romano, T.A., Peden-Adams, M.M., Schaefer, A., McCulloch, S., Goldstein, J.D., Rice, C.D., Saliki, J.T., Fair, P.A., Reif, J.S. 2011. Clinicoimmunopathologic findings in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with positive cetacean morbillivirus titers. Dis Aquat Organ, 97:103-112.

Marsh, M.B., and Rice, C.D. 2010. Development, characterization, and technical applications of a c-type lysozyme-specific monoclonal antibody (M24-2). Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis, 33(6):15-23.

Hunt, L.R., and Rice, C.D. 2008. Ontogeny of lymphoid organ development in the estuarine killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Anat Rec, 10:1236-1245.

Bossart, G.D., Romano, T.A., Peden-Adams, M.M., Rice, C.D., Fair, P. A., Goldstein, J., Cammen, K., and Reif, J.S. 2008. Hematological, Biochemical and Immunological Findings in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with Orogenital Papillomas. Aquat Mamm, 34:166-167.

Reif, J.S., Peden-Adams, M.M., Romano, T.A., Rice, C.D., Fair, P.A., and Bossart, G.D. 2009. Immunodeficiency in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with Lobomycosis. Med Mycol, 47:125-135.