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March 26, 2020
This image shows the cardiac muscle fibers of a fruit fly under magnification. Iowa State University researchers have found a way to restore the strength and regularity of cardiac muscles in aging fruit flies. Image courtesy of Hua Bai.  AMES, Iowa – Researchers may have discovered...
March 26, 2020
Majd Abdulghani (Photo by Christopher Gannon, Iowa State University photographer) After receiving her master of science in genetics and genomics from Iowa State University's Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology in summer 2018, Majd Abdulghani learned later that...
March 02, 2020
  Carolyn Lawrence-Dill 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...
February 21, 2020
Dior Kelley Karri Haen Whitmer Hongqing (Michelle) Guo The following genetics, development and cell biology members recently received job advancements: Hongqing (Michelle) Guo, Karri Haen Whitmer, Dior Kelley, Jelena Kraft, Sayali Kukday and Renu Srivastava. Guo advanced...
February 20, 2020
Carla Mann Ryan Arndorfer Three students affiliated with Iowa State University’s Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) received their advanced degrees during summer 2019. Since there is not a summer commencement ceremony, the graduates could choose to elect to...
January 07, 2020
The Spring 2020 seminar schedule for the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology has been updated as of March 25.  
December 23, 2019
One of the experiments currently being conducted in Carolyn Lawrence-Dill’s “Foundations of Predicative Plant Phenomics” class. Photo by Caitlin Ware | Office of the Vice President for Research Since its start in 2015, Iowa State University’s Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3)...
December 17, 2019
The Fall 2019 edition of BioCY News BioCY News is now available. BioCY News is the newsletter of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology.
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....

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