Dr. Carolyn Lawrence-Dill of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology received a promotion to the rank of professor, effective with the 2019-20 academic year, per the State of Iowa Board of Regents.
Lawrence-Dill joined Iowa State University in 2014 as an associate professor in both GDCB and the Department of Agronomy. Her area of expertise is in plant biology, bioinformatics, genomics and phenomics. Lawrence-Dill previously served the university as a postdoctoral research associate in bioinformatics from 2003-05. From 2005-13, she served as a lead scientist for the MaizeGDB project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-ARS in Ames.
She received her bachelor of arts in biology from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., her master of science in biology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and her Ph.D. in botany from the University of Georgia in Athens.