WHO’S ON CAMPUS

A Community for Collaboration

Three bioscience employers currently reside on the GGC Partnership Campus anchored by the Greenwood Genetic Center.

Greenwood Genetic Center

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GCC) is a nonprofit institute centered on providing clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics. With a focus on compassionate patient care and innovative scientific advancement, the Greenwood Genetic Center keeps patients and their families at the forefront of everything they do. 

The center, which was founded in 1974, operates five clinic locations across South Carolina serving patients and families throughout the lifespan with a variety of genetic needs and concerns. As the home of state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies and internationally-recognized research in the fields of birth defects and intellectual disabilities, the Center draws talented clinicians, diagnosticians, and researchers from around the world to its campus. The Center also boasts innovative educational opportunities for students from middle school to post-graduate study to inspire and facilitate advanced genetics education and career exploration.

The Clemson University Center for Human Genetics

The Clemson University Center for Human Genetics is housed in Self Regional Hall, a state-of-the-art research and educational facility located on the GGC Partnership Campus. Led by world-renown Drosophila geneticist, Dr. Trudy Mackay, research focuses on genomic, computational, and comparative genetic approaches to gain insights into both genetic and environmental risk factors for a range of human diseases.

The Center promotes a collaborative interdisciplinary environment that involves faculty in Self Regional Hall and faculty and students from the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, and the School for Mathematics and Statistics on Clemson University’s main campus. The Center for Human Genetics actively engages regional, national and international partnerships and provides excellent opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral research.

Circa Bioscience, LLC

Located in the McAlhany Family Center for Collaborative Research in the JC Self Research Institute, Circa Bioscience, LLC is a bioengineering company focused on the development of novel diagnostic, screening, and monitoring technologies, particularly for neurodevelopmental and metabolic diseases.  Circa Bioscience is working to identify and validate disease-relevant biomarkers for such conditions as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and technologies for measuring these biomarkers at the clinic, in the laboratory, or at home.

Faces You’ll See Around the Campus

Trudy Mackay, PhD

Self Family Endowed Chair of Human Genetics
Clemson University

Richard Steet, PhD

Director of Research, Head of JC Self Research Institute
Greenwood Genetic Center

Steve Skinner, MD

Director Greenwood Genetic Center

Mike Friez, PhD

Director, Diagnostic Laboratories
Greenwood Genetic Center

Robert Anholt, PhD

Provost Distinguished Professor
Clemson University