Three students affiliated with Iowa State University’s Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) received their advanced degrees during summer 2019. Since there is not a summer commencement ceremony, the graduates could choose to elect to walk during spring 2019 or fall 2019 commencement ceremonies.
Natalia Acevedo-Luna from the Department of Statistics received her Ph.D. with a major in bioinformatics and computational biology. Her major professors were GDCB Assistant Professor Geetu Tuteja and Department of Statistics Professor Heike Hofmann. Following graduation, Acevedo-Luna joined Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli at the Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation in the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in the National Institutes of Health. During this post-doc, Acevedo-Luna is working in research related with interchromosomal interactions regulating muscle cell differentiation.
Ryan Arndorfer from the Department of GDCB received his master of science with a major in genetics and genomics. His major professor was GDCB Professor Erik Vollbrecht. Arndorfer is a laboratory supervisor in Iowa State University’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.
Carla Mann from the Department of GDCB received her Ph.D. with a major in bioinformatics and computational biology. Her major professors were University Professor Drena Dobbs from GDCB and Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Professor Robert Jernigan.
The department congratulates these new alumni on their academic achievements.