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October 06, 2017
Bing Yang, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, received the 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Cassling Innovation Award. The award was announced at the College of LAS' annual Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony. Yang researches plant genomics and how genetic...
October 04, 2017
Two Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate students served on the planning committee for the 9th Annual Neuroscience Research Day. The event had 120 registrants from 12 colleges/universities and one company.     The Department of Genetics,...
September 18, 2017
Peter A. Peterson, an emeritus courtesy joint faculty member in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, died on Sept. 7, 2017, at his Sonoma, Calif., home where he lived for the past four years after moving there from Ames. Peterson was an emeritus faculty member in the...
September 18, 2017
Iowa State University biology alumna Kate Speckman ('07) has "a passion for global health." Photo by Daniel Hirsch Photography. Learn more about biology undergraduate alumna, Kate Speckman ('07), and her "passion for global health" that began when she was an Iowa State University...
September 05, 2017
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions. GDCB seeks to enhance and build upon existing strengths at ISU, with an emphasis on (i) cellular or developmental processes...
August 29, 2017
ISU scientists hope to find genes in zebrafish that can lead to new treatments for diseases in humans. Image courtesy of Wesley Wierson. Three Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology scientists and their research team are working on further developing innovative...
August 25, 2017
Four College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty served as judges of the "Future Discovery Awards" at the Iowa State Fair. From left are Kent Kerby, Ranpal Dosanjh, Geetu Tuteja, Dan Rice (organizer) and Flor Romero-De-Slowing. Two Iowa State University Department of Genetics...
August 10, 2017
Mary Madsen, a teaching lab coordinator in genetics, development and cell biology, and several employees and students carried specially wrapped skeletons and bones from 219 Science II to their new home in the Bessey Hall addition. Read and view more in the Aug. 10 edition of...
August 04, 2017
Listen to Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, as she discusses a paper from her graduate school days with Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter of The Taproot, a Plantae Podcast. Lawrence-Dill was the guest speaker in the July 25, 2017, The...
August 04, 2017
Congratulations to the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology's spring and summer graduates. From left are Jiani Chen (summer); Rebecca Chowdhury (summer); Yunting Pu (spring); and Jennifer Chang (summer). Other spring and summer graduates include Bhagyashree ...
July 31, 2017
GDCB Associate Professor Carolyn Lawrence-Dill; GDCB Professor Eric Henderson; and other Iowa State researchers, inventors and innovators are featured in the summer 2017 edition of Iowa State University Foundation's forward magazine. Lawrence-Dill is featured on page 3 in...
July 27, 2017
After the original G-Nomes were removed due to deterioration in early July, four replica G-Nomes made their way to the Molecular Biology Building corners on July 24. Made out of terra-cotta, the original G-Nomes were taken down due to years of deterioration. Their replacements are...
July 27, 2017
Dr. Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, is featured in an article in the July 24, 2017, edition of Ag and Life Sciences Online newsletter and in the latest edition of Stories in Agriculture and Life Sciences magazine. "...
July 18, 2017
  Several trials of Arabidopsis plants illustrate how knocking out WRKY genes leads to changes in growth rates and drought response. Photo by Jiani Chen. Yanhai Yin and his colleagues recently published an article on stress response and growth in plants in the peer-reviewed...
June 29, 2017
Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology affiliate faculty member and collaborator Taner Z. Sen was invited and accepted to be a member of the International Wheat Information System (WheatIS) Expert Working Group. Sen is also a lead scientist with the U.S. Department of...
June 22, 2017
Diane Bassham, Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology, was selected to become a Faculty 1000 (F1000) member. F1000 is an open research publishing platform for life scientists. An internationally recognized expert in plant autophagy, Bassham is one of 20 F1000 members...
June 09, 2017
Summer office hours for the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology will be from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. These hours are effective May 8, 2017, through mid-August 2017.  
June 09, 2017
Keep up with all that is happening in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology through the latest edition of BioCY News.  Topics discussed in this issue of BioCY News include: A $2.9 million National Institutes of Health award GDCB professors received...
May 24, 2017
Julie Kuhlman holds a tank of zebrafish, the animal she uses to study the enteric nervous system.   Have you ever had that feeling of butterflies in your stomach? It’s just your nerves, literally. Your gut contains a large, but often forgotten, system of nerves. Collectively...
April 25, 2017
Kaitlin Higgins and her daughter at the Iowa March for Science. Kaitlin Higgins, a senior in genetics who earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 2015, helped organize the Iowa March for Science. The state version of the national event took place April 22 (Earth Day 2017) at the State...
April 25, 2017
Carla Mann shares her research through the Science Communication Fellowship hosted by Reiman Gardens.   Scientific terms and concepts are part of a scientist’s everyday life, but to non-science folk, they can sound like a foreign language. To learn how to better communicate to a...
April 25, 2017
Julie Kuhlman explains how to extract DNA from bananas to fourth- and fifth-grade girls at Edwards Elementary School in Ames. Julie Kuhlman wants to expand elementary girls’ opportunities to play with science. Kuhlman, an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and...
April 10, 2017
Diane Bassham, Justin Walley, Trevor Nolan and Yanhai Yin have worked together to map the molecular components that act as a bridge between plant stress and autophagy. Photo by Hao Jiang. AMES, IA – Iowa State University researchers for the first time have mapped the various molecular...
April 10, 2017
Daniel Stroud Genetics majors Daniel Stroud and Amy Stark and nearly 40 other students will represent the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the 11th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression on April 11 in Memorial Union from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m....

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