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Departmental Research and Interests

Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson are active in research that ranges from cells to ecosystems. Their work is grouped into four focus areas:

Some faculty are active in interdisciplinary projects, or projects affiliated with other departments on campus. Check out our affiliations and facilities here.

See a more detailed descriptions of graduate faculty research interests.

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology


Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Pedagogy and Instructional Biology

Faculty with a research interest in Pedagogy and Instructional Biology have a particular interest in teaching and learning. They develop and test new teaching practices to produce more successful biology students. Pedagogy and Instructional Biology blends biological science with social science to evaluate teaching innovations through quantitative and qualitative analyses of empirical evidence.