Events Archive

Final exams

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:00am to Friday, May 4, 2018 - 11:59pm

5th Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:30pm

Iowa State University's C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor Patrick Schnable, GDCB courtesy joint faculty, and Dr. Joel Best, University of Delaware, will be the keynote speakers for the 5th Annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference 2018. The event is hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. Read more about 5th Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference

AAU's Toby Smith to present talk

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:10pm

The Office of the Vice President for Research will welcome the Association of American Universities' Vice President for Policy Toby Smith to Iowa State University. On Tuesday, April 3, at 4:10 p.m., Smith will give a talk ("The Lion in the Path: U.S. Science Policy in an Era of Political Polarization and Alternative Facts") in the Cardinal Room of the Memorial Union. Read more about AAU's Toby Smith to present talk

Iowa State Research Day

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

The Iowa State Research Day 2018 is an event that celebrates the work of campus researchers and scholars of all disciplines. "Discover. Create. Together." is this year's theme.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Gregory Petsko, who will discuss "Science and the Arts/Humanities: A Marriage Made in Heaven." Petsko is the chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Read more about Iowa State Research Day

Thesis Seminar

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:10pm to 3:00pm
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Thesis Seminars are offered every semester to clarify Iowa State University's publishing requirements, submission procedures, and common problems for graduate theses and dissertations. It is helpful to attend a Thesis Seminar when you first start working on your thesis or dissertation, the semester before you graduate, or in the semester you are graduating (if you have not yet attended). We will cover deadlines, formatting guidelines, and other helpful hints for working on your thesis/dissertation. Read more about Thesis Seminar

'Biophysics of cell adhesion: How cells sense and respond to force'

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm
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Sanjeevi Sivasankar.

The Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Seminar for Thursday, Feb. 8, will feature Sanjeevi Sivasankar. Sivasankar is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and courtesy joint faculty in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology.   Read more about 'Biophysics of cell adhesion: How cells sense and respond to force'

'Developing the enviratron, an automated plant phenotyping facility'

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm
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The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology Seminar will feature Dr. Carolyn Lawrence-Dill (genetics, development and cell biology associate professor), Dr. Steve Whitham (plant pathology and microbiology) and Dr. Lie Tang (agricultural and biosystems engineering) as speakers. Read more about 'Developing the enviratron, an automated plant phenotyping facility'

'Mechanisms of Cardiac Aging: A Tale of Two mTOR Complexes'

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm
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Hua Bai, assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology, will be the guest speaker at the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 1. The title of his seminar is "Mechanisms of Cardiac Aging: A Tale of Two mTOR Complexes." BBMB Chair Kristen Johansen is hosting the seminar.

Title: "Mechanisms of Cardiac Aging: A Tale of Two mTOR Complexes" Read more about 'Mechanisms of Cardiac Aging: A Tale of Two mTOR Complexes'

'Control of Bemisia tabaci and virus transmission by plant-mediated RNA interference'

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm
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The Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department Seminar for Tuesday, Jan. 23, will feature Dr. Surupathrudu Kanakala. The presentation, "Control of Bemisia tabaci and virus transmission by plant-mediated RNA interference," will be held in Room 152 Science I from 3:10 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Read more about 'Control of Bemisia tabaci and virus transmission by plant-mediated RNA interference'

'Research mentoring: Providing the opportunity to learn from mistakes'

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Basil Nikolau, professor of Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology and Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Awardee, will present "Research mentoring: Providing the opportunity to learn from mistakes," on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 12:10-1:30 p.m. in 2030 Morrill Hall. 

Nikolau will share how the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals diverse interdisciplinary team inspires curiosity, drive and flexibility in graduate students helping them overcome fear, take on responsibility and communicate effectively. Read more about 'Research mentoring: Providing the opportunity to learn from mistakes'

Graduate Student Information Session

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Graduate College and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) are sponsoring an orientation for new and current graduate students at the ISU Memorial Union in the Pioneer Room on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Representatives from GPSS, the Graduate College, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Graduate Career Services and Parks Library will welcome the graduate students to ISU and will be available to answer questions and distribute handouts. Food and beverages will be served.  Read more about Graduate Student Information Session

'Role of nanotechnology in plant nutrition and disease management'

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:10pm
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The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology Seminar for Tuesday, Jan. 9, will feature Sadaf Anwaar from Islamic International University in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anwaar's presentation title is "Role of nanotechnology in plant nutrition and disease management." The seminar will be held in Room 152 Science I from 3:10 to 4 p.m. Read more about 'Role of nanotechnology in plant nutrition and disease management'

Final exams

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00am to Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:59pm

'Warming tolerance explains rapid upslope range shifts and extinctions of Andean dung beetles'

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Trond Larsen from Conservation International will present "Warming tolerance explains rapid upslope range shifts and extinctions of Andean dung beetles" in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 3:45 p.m. in 210 Bessey Hall.  Read more about 'Warming tolerance explains rapid upslope range shifts and extinctions of Andean dung beetles'

Thesis Boot Camp

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

'Revealing the structure and function of membrane proteins through nanotechnology'

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:10pm
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The featured speaker for The Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB) 2017 Fall Seminar Series for Thursday, Oct. 19, will be Dr. Stephen (Steve) Sligar, Swanland Endowed Chair, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign. His seminar topic, “Revealing the Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins Through Nanotechnology”, will be presented at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1414 Molecular Biology Building.   Read more about 'Revealing the structure and function of membrane proteins through nanotechnology'

'Asexual breeding in crops: Molecular evolutionary approaches to revolutionizing agriculture'

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:45pm
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The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology seminar will feature Tim Sharbel, University of Saskatchewan. He will present "Asexual breeding in crops: Molecular evolutionary approaches to revolutionizing agriculture. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 240 Bessey Hall. 

Contact Matt Hufford (mhufford@iastate.edu) for additional information.

  Read more about 'Asexual breeding in crops: Molecular evolutionary approaches to revolutionizing agriculture'

Thesis Boot Camp

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

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

'Participation of fumonism B1 as pathogenicity factor in the interaction of maize and Fusarium verticillioides'

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:47am
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The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 3:10 p.m. in Room 152 Science I will feature Dr. Silvina Arias, who will present "Participation of fumonism B1 as pathogenicity factor in the interaction of maize and Fusarium verticillioides." Read more about 'Participation of fumonism B1 as pathogenicity factor in the interaction of maize and Fusarium verticillioides'

Thesis Seminar

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:10pm to 1:00pm

Thesis seminars are offered every semester to clarify Iowa State University's publishing requirements, graduation deadlines, submission procedures and common problems for graduate theses and dissertations. It is helpful to attend a Thesis Seminar when you first start working on your thesis or dissertation, the semester before you graduate, or in the semester you are graduating (if you have not yet attended). Read more about Thesis Seminar

Getting started with Zotero

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Zotero is a great free tool for managing citations and documents, ideal for tracking sources used in you research. This workshop will show you the basics so you can:

  • Collect and organize articles and citations - add notes and personalized tags
  • Sync data - add references even when away from your own computer
  • Add references to Word documents and reformat citations to meet any journal's style
  • Share citations and documents through a Group Library
Read more about Getting started with Zotero

Thesis Seminar

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm
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Thesis seminars are offered every semester to clarify Iowa State University's publishing requirements, graduation deadlines, submission procedures and common problems for graduate theses and dissertations. It is helpful to attend a Thesis Seminar when you first start working on your thesis or dissertation, the semester before you graduate, or in the semester you are graduating (if you have not yet attended). Read more about Thesis Seminar

ISU Career Fairs

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

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

Thesis Boot Camp

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

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

GEM Field Day

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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

'Phenotypic and genotypic variability in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum' seminar

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 3:10pm
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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?

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Fall 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.   

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Rebecca Chowdhury, Ph.D. Defense Seminar

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Final Exams

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:00am to Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:59pm

ISU Faculty Research Day

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Unraveling Developmental and Immune Networks Using Integrated Omic Profiling

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm
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Justin WalleyIntegrated 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

GDCB Winter Break Hours

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Monday, January 2, 2017 - 12:00am

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