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Affiliations & Facilities

The Department of Biological Sciences has over 65,000 sq ft of research space, spread over several buildings, including the new Life Science Facility, Long Hall, and Jordan Hall.  All of these research buildings house faculty from multiple departments and colleges representing a truly cross-disciplinary group ranging from genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, ecology and evolution to chemistry, bioengineering, computing and physics.  

A wide array of instrumentation is available as core departmental equipment, or hosted in individual investigators' research labs. The university also maintains state-of-the-art core facilities for imaging and genomic analyses. The University Palmetto Computing Cluster is ranked in the Top 5 of university-owned supercomputers in the United States. The university also maintains a 17,500 acre Experimental Forest where faculty and students have access to many diverse habitats and wildlife.

Biology Merit Exam

Our department annually conducts the Biology Merit Exam to recognize and promote outstanding achievement in the biological sciences among middle and high school students in South Carolina. We also provide science activities, exhibits, laboratory visits and tours around campus to promote interest in the life sciences and a preview of college life.

Museum of Natural History

The Bob and Betsy Campbell Museum of Natural History contains our extensive vertebrate collection, which is available for tours and teaching.

DNA Sequencer — Genomics–Bioinformatics

Our department hosts a Illumina next generation DNA sequencer that is open for collaboration.


The Institute of Environmental Toxicology (CU-ENTOX) is a community of faculty, staff and students focusing on research, education and outreach involving the repercussions of human – ecosystem interactions. There is also an associated graduate program.

EPIC — The Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center

EPIC is an interdisciplinary research cooperative at Clemson University. It stands at the forefront of biomedical research on eukaryotic pathogens, which cause various devastating diseases.

Clemson University Herbarium

Our herbarium maintains an excellent collection of local, regional and worldwide floras.