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When you choose to research at Clemson, you gain access to the resources of a Carnegie R1 research institution. Our active Extension and public service network, state-of-the-art innovation campuses and robust programs empower high-impact researchers to create the work they’ve always dreamed of.

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Clemson scientist awarded $1.9M grant to investigate lifesaving antifungal therapies

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Fungal infections caused by Cryptococcus neoformans can be dangerous and potentially fatal for immunocompromised people, such as transplant recipients and those with HIV/AIDS. As part of his research into finding safer and more effective drugs to combat these infections, Associate Professor Lukasz Kozubowski is investigating how C. neoformans adapts to the temperature in the human body. In particular, he is examining the role a group of proteins called septins plays in enabling fungi to survive these high temperatures. With a greater understanding of how to interrupt those mechanisms, Kozubowski’s findings could create a path toward better treatment plans.

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Clemson’s innovation clusters represent the primary areas where the University has a rich history of expertise and new research opportunities designed to benefit our state and country.

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  • Energy, Transportation and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health Innovation
  • Human Resilience
  • Sustainable Environment
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Clemson University faculty, staff and students provide expertise, state-of-the-art research facilities and the determined spirit required to create innovative answers for today’s industries.

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Faculty Research Support

Clemson attracts and retains leading researchers by remaining committed to allocating funds, personnel and exclusive opportunities for researchers. Discover the programs and initiatives that provide Clemson researchers with grants, major research equipment and more.

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