Genetics and Biochemistry

Systems Biologist is Co-PI on Two Recent NSF Awards

Dr. Alex Feltus, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics & Biochemistry, is a co-PI on two recent awards to Clemson from the National Science Foundation. The two awards entitled “MRI: Acquisition of a High Performance Computing Instrument for Collaborative Data-Enabled Science” (PI Amy Apon, School of Computing) and “CC-NIE Integration: Clemson-NextNet” (PI KC Wang, Electrical & Computer Engineering) are aimed at improving high-performance research (HPC) computing and bandwidth enhancement via smart networking, respectively. The awards total almost $2 million dollars and are truly interdisciplinary in that they involve researchers from across campus including CAFLS, CoES, PSA, CITI, CCIT, and CUGI. “I am ecstatic about these awards,” said Dr. Feltus. “My research involves massive computations of DNA and RNA measurements from many organisms. These huge improvements to Clemson’s existing world class high performance computing infrastructure will open new possibilities for the identification of useful genes from crops to parasites to humans.”