News & Press

12/2017: Dr. Shabbir Hussain is hooded and has earned his PhD. He will start a job at Zymergen in 2018. Congrats and Thanks!

12/2017: Waste valorization work is highlighted in the cover story in Nov 29 issue of C&EN.

12/2017: Dr. Blenner presents at the International Conference on Epigenetics and Bioengineering in Miami, FL.

12/2017: Dr. Blenner presents at the International Conference on CRISPR Technologies in Raleigh, NC.

12/2017: Weigao passes his PhD comprehensive exam.

12/2017: Vijay and Charles join the lab as PhD and MS students. Welcome!

11/2017: Dr. Blenner attends NASA STRG Tech Day on Capitol Hill.

11/2017: Lipase engineering review paper with Siva and Dr. Sarupria is published in Materials Research Express.

11/2017: Allison, Erin, and Julie publish paper on aromatic metabolizing oleaginous yeast in Microbial Cell Factories.

11/2017: Murtaza Shabbir Hussain passes his PhD Dissertation defense.

11/2017: Dr. Blenner gives seminar at City College of New York.

11/2017: Blenner Lab research is highlighted in November issue of Scientific American.

10/2017: Difeng, Murri, and Allison present at AIChE in Minneapolis, MN.

10/2017: Dr. Blenner is named an associate editor of Bioengineering MDPI.

10/2017: Mike passes his PhD comprehensive exam.

09/2017: Dr. Blenner gives seminar at NASA Johnson Space Center.

09/2017: Dr. Blenner gives seminar at University of Virginia.

09/2017: Dr. Blenner gives seminar at University of Alabama.

08/2017: Dr. Blenner is named an editorial board member for Biochemical Engineering Journal.

08/2017: Our research was highlighted in various media outlets, including: Washington Post, the Guardian, and Food & Wine.

08/2017: Dr. Blenner's NASA funded research is discussed at ACS Press Conference.

08/2017: Dr. Blenner presents at Fall ACS meeting during the Journey to Mars Symposium.

08/2017: Difeng, Allison, and Murri present at SIMB in Denver CO.

08/2017: NSF funds new collaborative project to improve biochemical production in yeast through organelle engineering.

07/2017: Murri's paper on fatty acid responsive promoters is published in Biotechnology Journal.

07/2017: Dr. Blenner presents at Biocatalysis, Bioconversion, & Green Manufacturing Symposium at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

07/2017: Dr. Blenner is named an editorial board member for Microbial Cell Factories.

05/2017: Spencer graduates and will work in the Blenner Lab for a year before graduate school.

05/2017: Lauren graduates and will start a PhD in SSPB at Rice University in the Fall. Congrats and Thanks!

05/2017: Erika graduates and will start a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University in the Fall. Congrats and Thanks!

05/2017: Allison wins award at SBFC39. Congrats!

05/2017: Dr. Blenner and Allison present at SBFC39 in San Francisco.

04/2017: Murri wins department award for Graduate Student of the Year.

04/2017: Allison wins department award for TA of the Year.

04/2017: Murri wins Best Oral Presentation at Annual Research Symposium.

04/2017: Allison wins Best Poster Presentation at Annual Research Symposium.

04/2017: Dr. Blenner gives seminar at Columbia University.

04/2017: Matt wins SCSGC summer research fellowship.

04/2017: AIMS Microbiology Review paper is publsihed. Congrats to Allison and Dyllan!

04/2017: Former lab member, Jessica Zielinski, wins Goldwater Scholarship. Congrats!

04/2017: Kaitlyn is names a Fulbright semi-finalist. Congrats!

04/2017: Lauren Gambill wins a 2017 NSF GRFP. Congrats!

03/2017: Erika Arvay wins honorable mention in the 2017 NSF GRFP. Congrats!

03/2017: Scott Anglin joins the lab in the position of Lab Manager. Welcome!

03/2017: Dr. Rodriguez leaves the Blenner Lab to start a new job at Ginkgo Bioworks. Congrats and Thanks!

02/2017: Lauren Gambill wins College of Science Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

02/2017: DTRA Project on Radiation Biosensors in collaboration with Nicole Martinez is funded.

12/2016: Standard integration sites in Y. lipolytica published in ACS Synthetic Biology.

12/2016: AIMS Bioengineering Review paper is published. Congrats to Gabe, Murri, Difeng, Mike, and Lauren on a thorough job!

11/2016: Murri, Weigao, Mike, Allison present at AIChE 2016 Meeting.

11/2016: Dr. Blenner gives invited talk to SC Biomass Council.

11/2016: Dr. Blenner gives invited talk at NASA Ames Research Center.

11/2016: Dr. Blenner speaks at meeting of Clemson Microbiology Club.

10/2016: Dyllan and Molly join the group. Welcome!

10/2016: Radiation biosensors project in Collaboration with Nicole Martinez (EEES) is funded by DTRA.

08/2016: Sorghum feedstocks for oleaginous yeast work is funded by a Sungrant.

08/2016: Laruen wins first place in Biomolecular Engineering poster group.

06/2016: Our work on xylose metabolism in Y. lipolytica is accepted for publication in Biotechnology for Biofuels!

06/2016: BioRad S3e Cell Sorter, purchased through a DOD DURIP is delivered to the Clemson Light Imaging Facility!

05/2016: Dr. Blenner receives CES Dean's Professorship Award.

05/2016: Caroline, Daniel, Emma, Vineeth, and Michael join the lab...Welcome!

04/2016: Congrats to Erika and Spencer for winning 2016 ACCIAC Fellowships!

04/2016: Congrats to Erika for her 2016 NASA Undergrad Research Fellowship!

04/2016: A 3rd year of funding from ACREC and the Fats & Protein Research Foundation was awarded to continue work on rendered materials for bioprocesses.

04/2016: Dr. Blenner to speak at the 39th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals in Baltimore, MD.

04/2016: Dr. Blenner to speak on Plenary Panel - "Outer Space: The Next Biotech Frontier" at BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

04/2016: Lauren gives an oral presentation on her xylose work at the ACC research symposium.

04/2016: Erika and Dubby present posters at regional AIChE... Dubby selected as poster competition finalist!

03/2016: DTRA project on enzyme immobilization in collaboration with the Sarupria group is funded.

03/2016: Our work is featured on the cover of ACS Synthetic Biology this mornth!

03/2016: Dr. Blenner is awarded DURIP to purchase a Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter.

03/2016: Dr. Gao travels to JGI User Meeting to present our ligninase work.

03/2016: Dr. Blenner, Murri, and Allison travel to ACS Conference in San Diego.

03/2016: Allison passes her oral comprehensive exam! Congrats!

03/2016: Allison wins honorable mention poster award at ChBE Research Symposium.

02/2016: Y. lipolytica CRISPR-Cas9 paper remains most read ACS Synthetic Biology paper for the month and is amongst most read for the year!

02/2016: Shanna and Alana join the Blenner Research Group...Welcome!

01/2016: Y. lipolytica CRISPR-Cas9 paper published in ACS Synthetic Bio with the Wheeldon Group (UCR).

12/2015: Murri, Lauren, and Spencer have Y. lipolytica promoter engineering paper published in ACS Synthetic Bio.

11/2015: Our group has an open project for the Surfaces & Interfaces NSF-REU site here at Clemson. Applications due February 1, 2016.

11/2015: Gabe & Murri present our latest research at AIChE 2015 in Salt Lake City.

11/2015: Michael and Weigao join the lab... Welcome!

10/2015: Murri presents at Fall 2015 SC ASM Meeting and wins 2nd Place for Best Graduate Student Talk. Congrats!

10/2015: Sarah, Kylie & Hayden represent scientists and engineers doing the whip and the nae nae! Video.

09/2015: Gabe wins CU Postdoc Association travel award. Congrats!

09/2015: NASA ECF Project is described in a SciShow Space Video, the Houston Chronicle, and Popular Mechanics!

08/2015: Dr. Blenner awarded NASA Early Career Faculty Award for synthetic biology applications in space.

08/2015: Jessica, Tiffany, Phillip, Will, & Mary Kate join the lab... Welcome!

08/2015: Dr. Blenner presents Y. lipolytica work at SIMB 2015.

08/2015: Congrats to Dr. & Mrs. Batman (aka Dr. & Mrs Rodriguez) on their wedding!

07/2015: Matthew and Jacob join the lab... Welcome!

06/2015: Allison passes her qualifying exam... Congrats!

05/2015: Erika Arvay wins NASA SC Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship... Congrats!

05/2015: Kylie, Jeanette, Kaitlyn, & Spencer join the Blenner Group... Welcome!

04/2015: Dr. Blenner receives a grant from ACREC with funding from the Fats and Protein Research Foundation to examine engineering strategies for microbial conversion of fats to valuable products.

03/2015: Lauren Gambill & Kyle Pazzo receive ACCAC Fellowship in Creativity and Innovation. Congrats!

03/2015: Taylor Cook presents work on engineering transcriptional regulators at ACS BIOT 2015.

02/2015: REU Site: Interfaces and Surfaces lead by Dr. Molly Kennedy (MS&E) is funded. Applications for Summer 2015 are located here.

02/2015: Dr. Difeng Gao joins the Blenner group as a Postdoctoral Reesarch Fellow. Welcome!

01/2015: Dr. Blenner is awarded an AFOSR Young Investigator Program grant for enzyme engineering.

01/2015: Savannah, Julia, and Joseph join the Blenner group. Welcome!

01/2015: Dr. Blenner presents promoter engineering work at 5th ICBE.

12/2014: Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez joins the Blenner group as a Postdoctoral Reesarch Fellow. Welcome!

11/2014: Murri & Dr. Blenner present research progress at AIChE Conference in Atlanta, GA.

11/2014: Dr. Blenner chairs sessions in Protein Engineering, Biofuel & Chemical Production, and Protein Expression & Post-Translational Modifications at AIChE Conference in Atlanta, GA.

11/2014: Dr. Blenner gives invited talk at SC ASM Meeting.

10/2014: Dr. Blenner was awarded a DOE- JGI Synthetic Biology grant for consolidated bioprocessing.

08/2014: Dr. Blenner was awarded a SC INBRE Bioinformatics Pilot Project Grant to study protein evolution.

08/2014: Murri passes his oral comprehensive exam and officially becomes a PhD Candidate! Congrats and great job!

08/2014: Dr. Blenner was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant to work on improving biofuel production through dynamic regulation.

08/2014: Allison Yaguchi (Grad Student) joins the Blenner Group. Welcome!

07/2014: The Blenner Group research on omega-3 fatty acids is featured in Render Magazine.

07/2014: Dr. Blenner presents group's work on yeast promoter regulation at first Annual Synthetic Biology Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) Meeting.

07/2014: Lauren, Charlie, and Meg join the Blenner Research Group. Welcome!

06/2014: Dr. Blenner receives a grant from the Animal Co-Products Resarch and Education Center (ACREC) with funding from the Fats and Protein Research Foundation to examine engineering strategies for microbial conversion of fats to valuable products.

06/2014: Thomas joins the Blenner Research Group. Welcome!

05/2014: In collaboration with Dr. Ian Wheeldon, Dr. Blenner was awarded National Science Foundation Grant to work on dicarboxylic acid production in oleaginous yeast.

05/2014: Dr. Blenner & coworkers have manuscript on Tyrosine Sulfation accepted in Bioinformatics.

04/2014: Dr. Blenner has book chapter on lignin biofuels accepted.

04/2014: Taylor Cook and Joe Redzikowski awarded Undergraduate Research Award from NASA SC Space Grant Consortium. Congrats!

04/2014: Murri presents poster at Clemson Graduate Research Symposium.

04/2014: Creative Inquiry group presents at annual FOCI event.

03/2014: Dr. Blenner joins ACS Biochemical Technology (BIOT) division leadership team as webmaster.

03/2014: Dr. Blenner attends American Chemical Society Meeting, presents group's work and chaired a session on Upstream Processes.

03/2014: Murri wins second place poster in Annual ChBE Research Symposium.

02/2014: Nolan successfully defends his PhD dissertation! Congrats Dr. Wilson!

02/2014: Taylor receives Western SC AIChE Scholarship... Congrats!

02/2014: Taylor and Sam both receive grants from Calhoun Honors College. Congrats!

01/2014: Murri passes his written qualifying exam. Congrats!

01/2014: X-Ray crystal structures determined by Dr. Blenner released on Protein Data Bank.

01/2014: Dr. Blenner has paper accepted by the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

01/2014: Dubby Wiseman, Patricia Jokl, Joy Jones, Jeremy Fowler, and Hayden Campbell join the Blenner Research Group...Welcome!

12/2014: Dr. Blenner and Collaborators awarded TIGER Grant by Clemson CoES.

11/2013: Dr. Blenner chairs Session on Protein Engineering Therapeutics and Protein Folding, Function, and Stability at AIChE 2013, San Francisco.

11/2013: Graduate Student Kyle Reed joins the Blenner Research Group...Welcome!

09/2013: Syed Bukhari and Dennish Parekh join the Blenner Research Group...Welcome!

08/2013: Katie Stahel and Thomas Pavelka join the Blenner Research Group... Welcome!

06/2013: Dr. Blenner and coworkers file a patent on Beta Rolls technology.

05/2013: Joe Redzikowski joins the Blenner Research Group... Welcome!

04/2013: Dr. Blenner publishes paper on a novel calcium responsive purification tag...Publications

03/2013: Andrew (Nolan) Wilson joins Blenner Research Group...Welcome!

01/2013: Yancey Appling joins the Blenner Research Group...Welcome!

01/2013: Taylor Cook, Parker Hume, David Carey, & James Foster join the Blenner Research Group...Welcome!

01/2013: The lab renovation is complete! Please stop by and visit us in Earle 12/14/16.

12/2012: Sustainable Chemical Production in Engineered Microorganism approved as a Creative Inquiry project...Read More

12/2012: Murtaza Shabbir-Hussain joins the Blenner Research Group...Read More

10/2012: Dr. Blenner chairs session on "Protein Expression & Posttranslational Modification" in Pittsburgh, PA.

08/2012: Dr. Blenner joins faculty in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University...Read More