The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business and Human Sciences will partner to host a variety of employers at two career fairs, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, from noon to 6 p.m. Events set for Sept. 20 include People to People Career Fair in the Scheman Building and Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair in the Hilton Coliseum. Read more about ISU Career Fairs
Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D. — Washington University in St. Louis professor
Title: New insights into Zika virus pathogenesis, immune response and vaccine protection
Refreshments will be provided before the start of the seminar. Read more about Immunobiology Seminar: Michael Diamond, Washington State University
Thesis boot camps will provide individual help to students formatting their thesis or dissertation. Students can use a computer in the lab setting or bring their own laptop and thesis file to work specifically on their manuscript and get individual help from thesis consultants. Read more about Thesis Boot Camp
Everyone interested in corn breeding, genetic diversity, and genetic research is invited to attend the annual GEM Field Day at Ames on Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read more about GEM Field Day
Dr. Kristen Kwan: The University of Utah assistant professor of human genetics and adjunct assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences
Title: Cellular and Molecular Dynamics Shaping the Vertebrate Eye Read more about GDCB Seminar speaker: Kristen Kwan
The Tuesday, Sept. 12, Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department Seminar will be held in Room 152 of Science I with Dr. Sydney Everhart from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, speaking. The title of her presentation is "Phenotypic and genotypic variability in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: what does it tell us and how does it get there?
Dr. Maura McGrail: Iowa State University assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology with expertise in cancer genetics and genomics in zebrafish
Title: Investigating RB transcriptional regulation in zebrafish neural development and brain tumor suppression Read more about GDCB Special Seminar speaker: Maura McGrail
Learn how to find dissertations, influential research articles and important journals in your subject area! Find out who is your subject librarian, and learn about Library services that can help facilitate your research and writing! Read more about Grad students: Everything you need to know about the Library ... but were afraid to ask!
Dr. Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) Medical Discovery Institute, Program for Development, Aging and Regeneration, La Jolla, Calif., professor; SBP Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, associate dean of student affairs; and faculty advisor of postdoctoral training in La Jolla. Read more about GDCB Seminar speaker: Malene Hansen
Title: Establishment of Heterochromatin: Transposons and Trans-Generational Silencing Read more about GDCB Seminar speaker: R. Keith Slotkin
Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, ISU Department of Mechanical Engineering Read more about Phenotyping: Image processing, crowd sourcing and high throughput computing
Dr. David Maddison: Rice Professor in Systematic Entomology, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University
Title: Exploring the Tree of Life: Mysterious pits, old beetles, and the joy of discovery Read more about David Maddison: 'Exploring the Tree of Life'
The Graduate College and Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) invite incoming graduate and professional students to the Fall 2017 Graduate and Professional Student Orientation. To register, students will need their NetID (first part of their e-mail address before @iastate.edu) and password, and sign in as they would when they login into their e-mail. Registration is available online: https://pd.grad-college.iastate.edu/event/view/277.
Dr. Michael J. Soares: Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Fetal Health Research, Children's Research Institute, Children's Mercy, Kansas City, Missouri. Read more about GDCB Seminar speaker: Michael Soares
New graduate teaching assistants and new faculty are encouraged to attend the CELT Teaching Symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the Scheman Building at Iowa State Center from 8 a.m. until noon. Learn more about the event by visiting the CELT Teaching Symposium website. Read more about CELT Teaching Symposium
The Ph.D. Defense seminar for Jennifer Chang, a Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate student, will be held on Monday, June 26, at noon the Carver Co-Lab Conference Room.
Title: Developing an integrated system for biological network exploration Read more about Jennifer Chang, Ph.D. Thesis Defense
The Ph.D. Defense Seminar of Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Chowdhury will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at 10 a.m. in the first floor conference room of Roy J. Carver Co-Lab. Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Assistant Professor Dr. Jeff Trimarchi is Chowdhury's major professor. Chowdhury is a GDCB graduate student whose major is Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.
Title: Insights into retinal cell fate determination in vertebrates using transcriptomic profiling and genome editing Read more about Rebecca Chowdhury, Ph.D. Defense Seminar
Title: The next era of fluorescence microscopy: Nikon super-resolution
Presented by: Adiv Johnson, Ph.D., Advanced Biosystems Specialist, Nikon Instruments, Inc.
Hosted by High Resolution Microscopy Facility
The Ph.D. Defense Seminar for Jiani Chen, a Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate student, will be held on Friday, June 2, at 9 a.m. in 1062 Carver Co-Lab. Read more about Jiani Chen, Ph.D. Defense Seminar
J. Keith Young, Associate Chief of Pathology(Research) and The Jim and Ann Orr MGH Research Scholar at Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School Read more about J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Title: “Bio-MAPS: Programmatic assessments to guide curricular transformation” Read more about Brian Couch, University of Nebraska
Jeffrey Moore, assistant professor on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, will be the Iowa State University Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar speaker on Tuesday, April 18, from 4:10 to 5 p.m. in Room 1414 of the Molecular Biology Building. Read more about Jeffrey Moore, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Join CALS faculty and administration to engage in discussions about advancing the role of sustainability in our teaching, research and extension programs.
The CALS Sustainability Symposium will include poster displays, panel discussions and presentations from CALS leadership. Catherine Woteki, former USDA under secretary and past CALS dean, will deliver the keynote address. Read more about CALS Sustainability Symposium
The TGF-beta superfamily comprises the largest set of polypeptide growth and differentiation factors found in nature, and they regulate a plethora of important biological processes in all animals. Read more about Michael O'Connor, University of Minnesota
The 3rd Annual Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium will be held at Reiman Gardens on March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Three excellent keynote speakers will share their work. Read more about 3rd Annual Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium
Kelly Robbins, Director of Genomic Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative at Cornell University
Title: "The Digital Revolution and History"
Caroline Bruzelius, founder of the Wired! Lab at Duke University, will discuss how digital technologies are opening up the humanities to broader engagement with the public and revolutionizing the way scholars teach and do research. Read more about Donald R. Benson Lecture: Caroline Bruzelius
Come to ISU Faculty Research Day in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union to celebrate our outstanding research accomplishments, exchange ideas, discover connections, and help create the future of Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. We invite scholars from all disciplines to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, and meet new colleagues, as you showcase your achievements and explore new opportunities that embody Iowa State’s far reaching research portfolio. Read more about ISU Faculty Research Day
Please mark your calendar for this GDCB Department Seminar.
Benjamin Glick, University of Chicago
Refreshments will be served in the Molecular Biology Building Atrium at 3:45 p.m. Read more about Benjamin Glick, University of Chicago
Presented by Evan Eichler, University of Washington
Refreshments will be served in the Molecular Biology Building Atrium at 3:45 p.m. Read more about Duplications, Disease and the Evolution of the Human Genome
Although the hard kernel Quality Protein Maize version of the high lysine opaque-2 mutant has been in use for decades, the nature of the modifier genes has remained ambiguous. Read more about Functional genomics investigations of maize and sorghum seed development and protein quality
Integrated molecular atlases make possible systems biology approaches aimed at understanding biological phenomena. Justin Walley will discuss the generation and analysis of a large-scale atlas quantifying mRNA levels, protein abundance and phosphorylation state in maize, which is unparalleled in its depth and scope. Read more about Unraveling Developmental and Immune Networks Using Integrated Omic Profiling
Maize, like many crop species, colonized a much larger area following its domestication in southwest Mexico. This period of expansion involved complex demographic changes and required adaptation to novel environments including multiple highGelevation regions. Read more about Demography and Adaptation during Maize Expansion across the Americas
The GDCB administrative office will be closed Friday, December 23, 2016, through Monday, January 2, 2017.
We will also be observing the following hours between semesters.
December 19 – 22 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
January 3 – 6 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Read more about GDCB Winter Break Hours