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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

    The COVID-19 pandemic raised awareness that One Health research approaches are needed for solving major problems. While definitions for One Health have varied among organizations, they have all shared a common thread: experts in human health, animal health, and environmental health need to grow their collaborations.

    In 2020, the Clemson Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department formed a One Health Research Focus group to help facilitate these cross-disciplinary conversations. The group adopted the AVMA Definition of One Health and has since been meeting online once monthly with a very informal agenda. Each attendee has been invited to introduce themselves, share their current One Health activities, share any recent grant RFPs related to One Health, and invite collaborators.

    The group leader then sent an email to all members with notes summarizing meeting discussions. The membership has grown as people shared the meeting invites and now the group includes members of the Clemson Livestock Poultry Health, SC TRIMH COBRE, SC BioCRAFT COBRE and faculty from nearly all Clemson colleges.

    Current Members:

    • Khaled Abdelaziz, BVSc, Ph.D.
    • Ahmed Ali, BVSc, Ph.D.
    • Matthew Breed, DVM , PhD, Dipl. ACLAM
    • Hamp Bruner, DVM, Dipl. ACVP
    • Kathleen Cartmell, MPH, Ph.D.
    • Celina Checura, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACT
    • Delphine Dean, Ph.D.
    • Jeryl Jones, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVR
    • Radhika Kakani, DVM, PhD
    • Nikolay Kapustin, DVM
    • Martine LaBerge, Ph.D.
    • Steven Marks, BVsC, M.S., Dipl. ACVIM
    • Jeremy Mercuri, Ph.D.
    • Bryan Lee Miller, Ph.D.
    • Jiro Nagatomi, Ph.D.
    • Michael Neault, DVM
    • Winifred Elysse Newman, MArch, Ph.D.
    • Boyd Parr, DVM
    • Lior Rennert, Ph.D.
    • Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM
    • Dan Simionescu, Ph.D.
    • Windsor Sherrill, Ph.D.
    • Alexis Stamatikos, Ph.D., RD
    • Lakshmi Tulasi Sunkara, DVM, Ph.D.
    • Kate Tsai, Ph.D.
    • Robin Tyndall, M.S.
    • Naren Vyavahare, Ph.D.
    • Kuang-Ching Wang, Ph.D.
    • Pingshan Wang, Ph.D.
    • John Whitcomb, BSN, MSN, 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.
    • Liliane Severino da Silva Ph.D.
    • Jim Strickland, Ph.D.
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
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