Principle Investigator


Zhicheng Dou, Ph.D.

2002              B.S.             Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2009              Ph.D.          University of Southern Mississippi

2015              Postdoc      University of Michigan Medical School

Phone: 864-656-2460



Lab Technician

Amy Bergmann, B.S.

2017              B.S.           Clemson University


Graduate Students

Carly Dameron, B.S.

2014              B.S.           Clemson University

Brock Thornton, B.S.

2014              B.S.           Mississippi State University


Undergraduate Students

Katherine Floyd – Sophomore, major in biochemistry and microbiology

Christian Cochrane – Junior, major in microbiology

Jessica Krefski – Senior, major in microbiology



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Figure 1. Farewell party for Paige Teehan on July, 27th, 2017, the former lab technician. From left to right, Zhicheng, Amy, Tanner, Paige, Katherine, Carly, and Brock.





  1. Paige Teehan, lab technician (2015-2017). She will join the graduate program at Penn State University to pursue her Ph.D. degree.
  2. Davis Osborn, undergraduate researcher (2016-2017). He will join the MD program at Medical University of South Carolina.
  3. Alex Villano, undergraduate researcher and lab assistant (2016). She is pursing her MBA degree at Clemson.
  4. Andrew Dippre, undergraduate researcher (2015-2016). He is a program assistant in the Department of Neurosurgery at Medical University of South Carolina.