Zhicheng Dou

Department of Biological Sciences

Clemson University

Zhicheng Dou
Assistant Professor

Zhicheng Dou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences with an emphasis on Biochemistry at Fudan University located in Shanghai, China, in 2002. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2009. His graduate work focuses on the understanding of the CO2 fixation by a primitive organelle in Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, termed carboxysome. During his postdoctoral training in the Carruthers’s lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan (2009 – 2015), he studied the proteolytic mechanism of Toxoplasma gondii infection in mammalian cells. He moved to Clemson University in August 2015 and accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biological Sciences. His current research studies nutrient acquisition and utilization in Toxoplasma parasites.