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Research Overview

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The Department of Biological Sciences currently has has more than 65,000 square feet of research space located throughout several buildings, including the Life Science Facility and Long and Jordan halls.  All of the research buildings house faculty from multiple departments and colleges representing a true cross-disciplinary group with top educators in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, ecology and evolution to chemistry, bioengineering, computing, and physics. 


Research Areas and Resources

The Department of Biological Sciences currently has more than 80 graduate students spread across three graduate-level programs. Research is a key part of the program, and a key part of the Clemson College of Science experience in general.

Faculty Research

The department boasts approximately 50 faculty members. Faculty research is divided into five key focus areas: ecology, evolution and organismal biology; microbiology; molecular, cellular and developmental biology; toxicology; pedagogy and instructional biology.

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, as well as the 17,500-acre Experimental Forest where faculty and students have access to a diverse array of habitats and wildlife.

Department of Biological Sciences
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