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Animal and Veterinary Sciences


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.

    Co-sponsored by the SC TRIMH and SC BioCRAFT Centers, 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:

    • Khaled Abdelaziz, DVM, Ph.D.
    • Ahmed Ali, DVM, Ph.D.
    • Brian Booth, Ph.D.
    • Hamp Bruner, DVM, Dipl. ACVP
    • Celina Checura, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACT
    • Sheila Cotton, Ph.D.
    • Susan Duckett, Ph.D.
    • Delphine Dean, Ph.D.
    • Heather Dunn, Ph.D.
    • Ann Foley, Ph.D.
    • Annel Greene, Ph.D.
    • Elliot Jesch, PhD
    • Jeryl Jones, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVR
    • Jeremy Mercuri, Ph.D.
    • Jiro Nagatomi, Ph.D.
    • Michael Neault, DVM
    • Boyd Parr, DVM
    • John H. Parrish, DVM, Ph.D., ACLAM, LSSBB
    • Todd Petty, Ph.D.
    • Lisa Rapaport, Ph.D.
    • Charles Rice, Ph.D.
    • Shari Rodriguez, Ph.D.
    • Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM
    • Agneta Simionescu, Ph.D.
    • Dan Simionescu, Ph.D.
    • Alexis Stamatikos, Ph.D./RD
    • Lakshmi Tulasi Sunkara, DVM, Ph.D.
    • Robin Tyndall
    • Tzuen-Rong Jeremy Tzeng, Ph.D.
    • Kristine Vernon, Ph.D.
    • Pingshan Wang, Ph.D.
    • John Whitcomb, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, FCCM
    • 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.
    • Liliane Severino da Silva 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