The Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology (GDCB) focuses primarily on biological function at the cellular and subcellular level, using molecular, genetic, computational and biochemical approaches to understanding biological function. GDCB is dedicated to biological discovery and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, with research and teaching missions encompassing fundamental cellular and subcellular processes, including genome dynamics, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, cellular response to environmental and developmental signals, and molecular mechanisms of development.
The governance of the department is primarily by the faculty as a whole. The Department Governance Document includes the Departmental Mission Statement. The Department does not have a separate set of by-laws. There are no other departmental governance documents or departmental procedures that are separate from this document.
Faculty, staff and graduate students are housed in Bessey Hall, Science Hall II, the Molecular Biology Building and the Roy J. Carver Co-Laboratory. The main administrative office for GDCB is located in room 1210 Molecular Biology with other administrative service offices located in room 503 Science II and 251 Bessey Hall.
Pocket prairie outside Science Hall II. There’s a little patch of prairie right here on campus where plants and animals thrive. (ISU News Service, 2015)
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