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The Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University focuses on undergraduate and graduate education in genetics and biochemistry. As part of a land-grant University, we understand the value of being locally relevant and globally impactful — and preparing our graduates to be leaders in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Find out more about departmental activities on this page.

 

Department of Genetics and Biochemistry News

Newsletters

The Department of Genetics and Biochemistry and the College of Science regularly publish online newsletters that feature the news, research and goings-on of the people in the College and department. Have a suggestion for something that should appear in the newsletters? Submit items for consideration to science@clemson.edu.

Department Newsletter

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The most-recent issue of Molecular Connections, the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry newsletter, was published in Fall 2023.

College Newsletter

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Science Matters, the College of Science newsletter, is published every other month.

Upcoming Events

    Dr. William Marcotte Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

    Danielle LaVigne Named 2022–23 Winner

    Half-body shot of Danielle LaVigne, outside, with leaves behind her.Danielle LaVigne has been named the 2022–23 recipient of the Dr. William Marcotte Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. LaVigne graduated in May 2023 with a genetics major and an American Sign Language minor.

    Growing up around a little girl with a genetic disorder sparked her ongoing passion for learning how genetics makes everyone unique. While at Clemson, LaVigne performed research in two labs: Jim and Meredith Morris’ Lab and Jessica Larsen’s lab. In the Morris Lab, she developed a thesis for departmental honors in biochemistry, her project focusing on isolating an enolase protein in Trypanosoma brucei to explore enolase inhibitors as potential therapeutics for people suffering from kinetoplastid diseases, such as African Sleeping Sickness. LaVigne is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and genomics at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Named for the long-time department chair of the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, the Dr. William Marcotte Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award fund supports an award to top undergraduate students in the disciplines.

    Support the Marcotte Award

    We hope you will support our continued commitment to the Dr. William R. Marcotte Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award and past, present and future recipients. Gifts may be designated to the Marcotte fund on the giving page.

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