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May 19, 2022
From left, Benjamin Freiberg, junior in kinesiology and health, Rebekah Petersen, sophomore in pre-athletic training, and Johnathon Lujan, junior in kinesiology and health, work on a bionic hand they, along with their classmates, built during the spring semester. By Whitney Baxter,...
May 19, 2022
Diane Bassham (right) and Zakayo Kazibwe (graduate student in Bassham Lab) inspect Arabidopsis plants in her grow lab on the Iowa State University campus. In 2001, the scientific community hadn't yet confirmed many molecular details about plant autophagy. Decades earlier, the process had...
March 28, 2022
After earning doctorates from Iowa State University (ISU) in 2021, six graduates affiliated with the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) are moving forward in their careers. Some of these new alumni continue their research on aging and plant breeding, while others develop...
March 26, 2022
Mandy Voyek, a grants specialist with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences CARES team, received an ISU Professional and Scientific (P&S) Council CYtation Team Award on Thursday, March 24, for her work as part of CARES. As a grants specialist, Voyek works with the Department of Genetics...
March 26, 2022
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) announces that a member of its staff, Danise Jones, received an Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council CYtation award for her performance as a graduate student services specialist.  In addition to her efforts...
March 25, 2022
Jie Tang Priyanka Bhandary Two genetics, development and cell biology graduate students received Fall 2021 Teaching Excellence awards from the Graduate College. Priyanka Bhandary received her TEX award for work in Biology 211L, Principles of Biology Laboratory I, while Jie Tang...
March 17, 2022
Raquel Espin Palazon (center) in the zebrafish room in the basement of the Advanced Teaching and Research Building. She is with Karin Dorman, left, and Clyde Campbell, coinvestigators on a grant to study a genetic pathway that plays a critical role in the generation of blood stem cells. ...
March 09, 2022
Brian Zebosi Jacinta Correia The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) recently announced 12 ISU graduate students will receive $120,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the next year. Two of the 12 students are...
February 01, 2022
Maia Lawson Undergraduate Maia Lawson, who is double majoring in microbiology and genetics, received the fall 2021 Academic Achievement Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council. Learn more about Lawson in the CALS article, "CALS Council Senior Awardee:...
January 31, 2022
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) announces the Spring 2022 GDCB Graduate Student-Postdoc-Staff Seminar Series. The seminar is held online on Fridays at 4:10 p.m. Ephraim Aliu, a graduate student in the Department of Agronomy’s Wang Lab, will present the first seminar...
January 11, 2022
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology announces its Spring 2022 Seminar Series. Flyers with more information about the speakers, titles and abstracts will be distributed weekly.    
December 22, 2021
Abesh Bera, genetics, development and cell biology graduate student, received runner-up honors at the Graduate College's Sixth Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition held in October. Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) graduate student Abesh Bera was named a runner-up in the...
October 21, 2021
David C. Morrison, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Distinguished Alumni Award recipient  David Morrison, a highly successful researcher and policy analyst, who is currently a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, will receive the Distinguished...
October 06, 2021
Three students affiliated with genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) received Graduate College Teaching Excellence (TEX) awards in spring 2021: Mark Bouska, Hao Jiang and Yosia Mugume. Mark Bouska Mark Bouska, a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major, received a TEX...
September 23, 2021
Iowa State scientists Olga Zabotina (left), professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, and Dior Kelley, assistant professor of genetics, development and cell biology, in the lab with seedlings of Arabidopsis, often used in their research to identify fundamental mechanisms...
September 20, 2021
Raquel Espin Palazon, genetics, development and cell biology assistant professor, will receive $381,385 over three years from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, to support research that could contribute to fundamental knowledge and treatment of blood disorders, including...
September 17, 2021
Yanhai Yin, genetics, development and cell biology chair and professor   Yanhai Yin, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology chair, and other Iowa State University researchers challenged 20 high school STEM teachers from Iowa and around the country to reimagine their...
September 09, 2021
Philip Becraft, Professor Emeritus in Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Stephen Howell, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor Emeritus After dedicating a total of 45 years of service to Iowa State University (ISU), two genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) faculty...
August 27, 2021
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) announces its Fall 2021 Graduate Student-Postdoc-Staff Seminar Series and its Promising Scientist Seminar Series, which will be held virtually on Fridays beginning at 4:10 p.m. Kicking off the GDCB Promising Scientist Seminar Series on...
August 23, 2021
The updated Fall 2021 GDCB Seminar Schedule is now available. Flyers with more information about the speakers, titles and abstracts will be distributed weekly.  
August 02, 2021
Four genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) students received Sui-Tong Chan Fung Fund Travel awards in fall 2020 and spring 2021. The recipients are Mark Bouska, Emmanuel Nsamba, Pallavi Sinha-Roy and Vaishali Todi. The Fung award recognizes excellence in the pursuit of genetics research...
July 23, 2021
  Geetu Tuteja, genetics, development and cell biology professor Eric Henderson, genetics, development and cell biology professor  Eric Henderson, genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) professor, and Geetu Tuteja, GDCB associate professor, received 2021...
July 06, 2021
Jelena Kraft, assistant teaching professor in genetics, development and cell biology Carly Manz, associate teaching professor in genetics, development and cell biology Like other faculty at Iowa State University, Jelena Kraft and Carly Manz from genetics, development and cell biology...
June 17, 2021
Hua Bai, genetics, development and cell biology assistant professor Iowa State University research faculty member Hua Bai received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award to continue the development of interventions for...
May 20, 2021
Urminder Singh Urminder Singh, genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) graduate student, is the recipient of an Iowa State University COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award for Graduate Student Research Impact. Singh also received an honorable mention for the 2021 Zaffarano Prize from the...

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