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Research Overview

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More than 40 faculty members in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry direct the research of about 50 graduate students. The research activities of the faculty include include genetic disorders, genetic improvement of crops, strategies for drug development and eukaryotic pathogens. Clemson University has dedicated its resources to providing cutting-edge facilities equipped with all the conventional instrumentation required for modern genetic and biochemical analysis.

 

Research Areas and Resources

  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
    • Julia Frugoli: Plant genetics and cell signaling.
    • Hong Luo: Transgenic plant genetics.
    • Jennifer Mason: DNA damage, repair and replication.
    • James Morris: Nutrient sensing and regulation of parasite development.
    • Meredith Morris: Microbial cell biology.
    • Kimberly Paul: Microbial biochemistry.
    • Michael Sehorn: DNA repair and recombination.
  • DNA Damage and Repair
    • Weiguo Cao: DNA damage and repair.
    • Jennifer Mason: DNA damage, repair and replication.
    • Michael Sehorn: DNA repair and recombination.
  • Genetics of Complex Traits
    • Robert Anholt: Behavioral neurogenetics.
    • Leigh Anne Clark: Canine genetics.
    • Zhana Duren: Computational methods in systems genetics.
    • F. Alex Feltus: Systems genetics of humans and plants.
    • Trudy Mackay: Systems genetics of quantitative traits.
    • Fabio Morgante: Computational models of gene and environment interactions.
    • Rajandeep Sekhon: Plant molecular genetics and genomics.
    • Alison Starr-Moss: Canine genetics.
    • Liangjiang Wang: Genomic data mining and non-coding RNA biology.
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
    • Andrei Alexandrov: Disease-associated human RNA pathways.
    • Zhana Duren: Computational methods in systems genetics.
    • F. Alex Feltus: Bioinformatics computational biology and cyberinfrastructure.
    • Miriam Konkel: Mobile elements in primate genomes.
    • Fabio Morgante: Quantative genetics in humans and model species.
    • Liangjiang Wang: Genomic data mining and non-coding RNA biology.
  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
    • Weiguo Cao: DNA damage and repair.
    • Cheryl Ingram-Smith: Microbial biochemistry.
    • Lela Lackey: Structure/function of non-coding RNAs.
    • William Marcotte: Plant genetics and biochemistry.
    • Michael Sehorn: DNA repair and recombination.
    • Kerry Smith: Microbial pathogenesis and biochemistry.
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
    • Cheryl Ingram-Smith: Microbial biochemistry.
    • Lukasz Kozubowski: Microbial biochemistry and cell biology.
    • James Morris: Target-based drug discover.
    • Meredith Morris: Microbial biochemistry and cell biology.
    • Kimberly Paul: Microbial biochemistry.
    • Michael Sehorn: Microbial biochemistry.
    • Kerry Smith: Microbial Pathogenesis and biochemistry.
  • Plant Genetics and Biochemistry
    • F. Alex Feltus: Plant Systems genetics.
    • Julia Frugoli: Plant genetics and cell signaling.
    • Amy Lawton-Rauh: Population genomics.
    • Haiying Liang: Woody Plant genetics.
    • Hong Luo: Transgenic Plant genetics.
    • William Marcotte: Plant genetics and biochemistry.
    • Rajandeep Sekhon: Plant Molecular genetics and genomics.

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