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Research at MUSC

The Medical University of South Carolina is dedicated to engaging community members in all aspects of the research process. Research and discovery programs at MUSC promote health, reduce the risk of illness and disease, and build community resilience. Our discoveries are transforming health care outcomes across South Carolina and beyond.

Research Highlights

Featured Researcher

Hal May climbing out of marsh

MUSC discovery helps clean up toxic chemicals that can creep into food supply. To find the organisms that would lead to one of the most rewarding inventions he’s ever been involved with, Medical University of South Carolina microbiologist Hal May had to get down and dirty. Armed with a shovel—and the belief that Mother Nature might have packed something important in Charleston's pluff mud—May unearthed the find of a lifetime.