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Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research

Team research both within and outside the department and college is utilized and published in both peer-review journals and producer-oriented publications to communicate scientific results. Our current research focus areas include One Health, Physiology/Genetics, and Nutrition.

  • One Health

    One Health is defined as “the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.”. Learn more about One Health here.

    Our group focuses on applying this approach in the following areas:

    • Antimicrobial resistance mitigation
    • Comparative Medicine/Translational Research
    • Zoonotic Diseases
    • Disaster preparedness and response
    • Food Safety and Security
    • Human - Animal bond
    • Education and training of the next generation of One Health professionals
    • Welfare / Well-being of animals

    Current Members:

    • Ahmed Ali, DVM, Ph.D.
    • Brian Booth, Ph.D.
    • Celina Checura, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACT
    • Susan Duckett, Ph.D.
    • Delphine Dean, Ph.D.
    • Heather Dunn, Ph.D.
    • Ann Foley, Ph.D.
    • Annel Greene, Ph.D.
    • Jeryl Jones, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVR
    • Jeremy Mercuri, Ph.D.
    • Michael Neault, DVM
    • Boyd Parr, DVM
    • John H. Parrish, DVM, Ph.D., ACLAM, LSSBB
    • Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM
    • Agneta Simionescu, Ph.D.
    • Dan Simionescu, Ph.D.
    • Kristine Vernon, Ph.D.
    • Hai Yao, Ph.D.
  • Physiology/Genetics

    Dr. Scott Pratt and Dr. Nathan Long

    1. Fetal and metabolic programming
    2. Fetal/maternal interactions and how they affect gestation
    3. Endocrinology and molecular endocrinology of reproduction
  • Nutrition

    Nutrition at Clemson involves the scientific study of nutrient metabolism and their interaction with the animal and the environment. In animal nutrition, an in-depth understanding of several disciplines is necessary to undertake its exploration. Some of these areas are Animal Physiology, Nutrient Metabolism, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anaerobic Fermentation, Management Practices, Statistics, Ecology, Forages, among others. Our research encompasses the improvement in nutrient content of meat, milk and eggs with the overall goal of achieving a healthier environment and human population. During your research in your graduate program, you will gain the skills to analyze, synthesize, plan and critically evaluate independently new and complex phenomena, problems and situations in animal nutrition while seeking and investigating possible solutions.

    Faculty Members

    • Matias Aguerre, Ph.D.
    • Mireille Arguelles, Ph.D.
    • Susan Duckett, Ph.D.
    • Gustavo Lascano, Ph.D.
    • Jim Strickland, Ph.D.
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences | 129 Poole Agricultural Center Clemson, SC 29634