August 5-6, 2022
The Madren Conference Center at Clemson University

The 2022 Clemson Symposium on Quantitative Genetics features a wonderful lineup of speakers from the broad area of genetics and genomics. The symposium is organized in part to celebrate the exceptionally prolific and accomplished careers of Drs. Trudy Mackay and Robert Anholt.

Date and Time


Registration is open until July 15th. Registration fee is $30.00 for Clemson attendees and can be completed at this link. The registration includes catered breakfast and lunch on August 6th.

If you have questions, please contact Wen Huang (

Getting to the Conference Center

If you travel from out of state, the conference center is on Clemson campus and the nearest airport is the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), which is approximately 45 minutes away. The address of the conference center is:

230 Madren Center Drive
Clemson, SC 29634


For non-Clemson attendees, a block of rooms to be booked by the symposium attendees at the James F. Martin Inn directly connected to the conference site. To enjoy the discounted rate at $134.00 + tax, please call 864-654-9020 and mention the contract number GF23320. There is no option to do online booking, unfortunately.

Visit to the Clemson Center for Human Genetics

There is an optional visit to the Clemson Center for Human Genetics on August 5th in the morning. It is recommended that you arrive on the night of August 4th and obtain lodging in Greenwood, SC for the night. Transportation will be arranged from the CHG to the Conference Center. Please fill out this form if you require transportation.

Opening remarks

  Cynthia Young
  Founding Dean, College of Science, Clemson University

Keynote speakers

  Trudy Mackay
  Clemson University

  Robert Anholt
  Clemson University

Confirmed speakers

  Maria de Luca
  University of Alabama at Birmingham

  Lauren Dembeck
  Dembeck Science and Medical

  Heather Flanagan-Steet
  Greenwood Genetic Center

  James Fry
  University of Rochester

  Susan Harbison
  National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  Spencer Hatfield
  Clemson University

  Wen Huang
  Michigan State University

  Chao-Qiang Lai
  USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

  Jeff Leips
  University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  Rebecca MacPherson
  Clemson University

  Sneha Mokashi
  Greenwood Genetic Center

  Fabio Morgante
  Clemson University

  Tatiana Morozova
  Bioskryb Genomics

  Dahlia Nielsen
  North Carolina State University

  Deepa Sambandan
  North Carolina State University

  Richard Steet
  Greenwood Genetic Center

  Eric Stone
  Australian National University

  Bruce Weir
  University of Washington

  Zhao-Bang Zeng
  North Carolina State University

  Shanshan Zhou
  Labcorp Drug Development