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November 26, 2019
Yanhai Yin, chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, joined the Biotechnology Council, along with Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine Professor Bradley Blitvich. Additional information is available in the Office of Biotechnology article, "Two...
November 18, 2019
Image designed by Darwin Campbell. Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, genetics, development and cell biology professor, and her co-authors hope their latest paper spurs cross-discipline collaboration. "Idea Factory: the Maize Genomes to Fields Initiative" recently appeared in the academic journal Crop...
November 08, 2019
Dr. Jeffry Sander AMES, IOWA — Jeffry Sander, a pioneering molecular and computational biologist at Corteva Agriscience, has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Iowa State University Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB). Sander received the award at a...
November 08, 2019
Dr. Gordon Shepherd ('55 zoology) AMES, IOWA — Gordon Shepherd, a recently retired professor emeritus of neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine, has earned the John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). Shepherd received the honor...
October 28, 2019
  Sayali Kukday Sayali Kukday, senior lecturer in genetics, development and cell biology, is among 72 women across campus chosen to participate in Iowa State University’s second Cardinal Women program. Cardinal Women is a personal and professional leadership development program...
October 21, 2019
Maira Pedroso Almeida Maira Pedroso Almeida, an Iowa State University Ph.D. genetics and genomics graduate student, was featured in a "Visitor of the Week" news article on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory web page. Almeida is working on her Ph.D. in the Department of Genetics,...
October 07, 2019
Mohan Gupta, genetics, development and cell biology assistant professor, earned a 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. Mohan Gupta, assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology, earned a 2019 Faculty Early Career...
September 26, 2019
Keting Chen “As a child, I loved stories,” said Keting Chen, a Ph.D. candidate in Iowa State University’s Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology. “I loved reading stories, I loved listening to stories, stories make me excited, and they are an important part of my life...
September 16, 2019
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Beate Schmittmann (right) congratulates Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Assistant Professor Geetu Tuteja on being the recipient of an LAS Award for Early Achievement in Teaching. Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in the Department of...
September 11, 2019
Associate Provost for Faculty Dr. Dawn Bratsch-Prince (left) congratulates Dr. Maura McGrail (right) on being the recipient of an Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Associate Professor Maura McGrail received an Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award from the...
August 30, 2019
The Fall 2019 GDCB Seminar Schedule is now available. In addition to GDCB's Fall Seminars, the schedule lists a few other special seminars.
August 09, 2019
AMES, IA – An Iowa State University researcher has identified a protein as a key regulator of plant root growth, representing a significant step towards understanding the complex, underlying processes that influence development of root cells.  Dior Kelley, an assistant professor in the...
August 01, 2019
  Iowa State University Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Martino Harmon (right) congratulates Clark Coffman (left) as the 2019 recipient of the Thomas B. Thielen Award. Coffman is a genetics, development and cell biology associate professor. Clark Coffman, associate...
July 31, 2019
Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate student Ching-Yi (Jin) Liao was named a 2019 Plantae Fellow. Ching-Yi (Jin) Liao, a Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate student, was named a 2019 Plantae Fellow earlier this year. Plantae selects fellows annually to...
July 29, 2019
The Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology (GDCB) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a term faculty position at the rank of assistant teaching...
July 29, 2019
Trevor Nolan Trevor Nolan, a postdoctoral scholar in genetics, development and cell biology, won the Graduate College's 2019 Karas Award for Outstanding Dissertations and the 2019 Zaffarano Prize for Graduate Student Research. Nolan earned his Ph.D. with a major in genetics and...
July 25, 2019
Nineteen Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) students earned their doctoral and master’s degrees from Iowa State University during spring 2019, fall 2018 and summer 2018. ISU graduate commencement ceremonies were held on May 9 and Dec. 14, 2018, at Hilton Coliseum....
June 28, 2019
  Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, starts in her new role as associate dean for research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on July 1. Powell-Coffman served as the GDCB departmental chair from 2011-18. (Photo by Iowa State...
June 27, 2019
Maura McGrail, genetics, development and cell biology associate professor, stands by the Iowa State Student Government Women In STEM Initiative banner honoring her achievements and research. The banner is expected to be on display at the ISU Library again in mid-March. Maura McGrail,...
June 24, 2019
  Geetu Tuteja Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology, has been selected to to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. Tuteja is the first Iowa State University researcher to receive this honor. She joined the ISU...
June 21, 2019
Five Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology students and a Department of Statistics student received Graduate College Research Excellence (REX) Awards and Teaching Excellence (TEX) Awards during academic year 2018-19. Zebulun Arendsee, Najiba Mammadova and Trevor Nolan received REX...
June 21, 2019
Ashley Paulsen Ashley Paulsen, a graduate student in Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics, is the recipient of a 2018-19 NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Fellowship. Her research focuses on hydrogel based transparent soils and programmable ecosystems for the study of root...
June 20, 2019
Sheldon Shen Sheldon Shih Ta Shen, professor emeritus in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, died on March 31. Shen was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Shanghai, China, to Tony Chung Yu Shen and Rosedo Shou Hui Chang. He moved to the United States at the age of 7....
June 14, 2019
Iowa State University Associate Provost for Academic Programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden (right) congratulates Diane Jepsen (left), genetics, development and cell biology accountant.  Diane Jepsen, accountant in genetics, development and cell biology since 2008, received an Iowa...
June 14, 2019
Karri Haen Whitmer, associate teaching professor in genetics, development and cell biology, received the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award earlier this year. Since 2001, she has taught more than 8,000...

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