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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
Ashley Paulsen Ashley Paulsen, a graduate student majoring in genetics and genomics, is the recipient of a 2018-2019 NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Fellowship award. 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...
May 23, 2019
Receiving Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology travel awards for fall 2018 are, from left, Bhavika Patel, Ian Braun and Kai Chang. Five students received Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology travel awards during spring 2019. From left are Bibechana Adhikari...
May 09, 2019
  Joining University Professor Emeritus Jack Horner at his retirement reception are his wife, Cecilia, and two of their three children, Kevin Horner and Amy Strain. From left are Kevin Horner, Cecilia Horner, Jack Horner and Amy Strain.  Jack Horner and a Charles Bessey...
April 19, 2019
Dr. Elizabeth Stegemoller, Department of Kinesiology assistant professor, congratulates Bhavika Patel for receiving second place for Best Talk at the 10th Annual Neuroscience Research Day on Sept. 29, 2018. The title of her discussion was "Isolation and characterization of early larval...
February 22, 2019
The rows of new fish tanks in the basement of the Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB) will boost the power of Jeffrey Essner and Maura McGrail's research. Read the complete Inside Iowa State story, "New zebrafish lab gives boost to gene-editing research."
February 01, 2019
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Plant Genome Engineering. Responsibilities include building a nationally recognized research program that...
January 28, 2019
Dr. Carly Manz, lecturer in genetics, development and cell biology, was one of 72 women who participated in the 2018 Iowa State University Cardinal Women. Cardinal Women is a personal and professional leadership development program specifically for women who are faculty and professional and...
January 14, 2019
The Spring 2019 GDCB Seminar Schedule is now available. 
December 13, 2018
Kai Chang, a genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) graduate student in GDCB Assistant Professor Hua Bai's lab, recently received a competitive Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA). The two-year award begins in 2019 and provides a total of $53,688 in funds....
December 04, 2018
Genetics, development and cell biology alumna Majd Abdulghani made history when she was recently selected as the first Rhodes Scholar from Saudi Arabia. She will join the 2019 cohort of 100 scholars. Abdulghani graduated from Iowa State University in summer 2018 with a master of science...
November 20, 2018
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology will observe the following office hours during the upcoming holidays. Week of Thanksgiving break hours Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20 — 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 — 7:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22...
November 01, 2018
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Systems Biology.Responsibilities include building a nationally recognized research program that competes successfully for extramural...
October 26, 2018
Genetics, development and cell biology faculty, staff and students are among the plant scientists at Iowa State University who have shed new light on a genetic pathway that influences both plant growth and disease resistance, making it a promising target for breeding new crop varieties that...
October 18, 2018
Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study genes and genomic regions that regulate placental development. This five-year, more than $1.5 million project will shed light...
October 18, 2018
Diane Bassham, Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology and professor of genetics, development and cell biology, was named a recipient of the spring 2018 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS) by the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for...
October 16, 2018
The Interdepartmental Graduate Program of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology unanimously elected Dr. Maura McGrail, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, as its program chair/DOGE (director of graduate education). McGrail's two-year term started July 1....
October 12, 2018
The Iowa State University (ISU) Zeta of Iowa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa recently named Dr. Steven Rodermel an honorary member. By doing so, the ISU chapter said it corrected an oversight made 46 years ago. Rodermel, a Distinguished Professor in ISU’s Department of Genetics, Development and Cell...
October 03, 2018
Final arrangements have been made for Iowa State University Emeritus Professor Jody Stadler, who died on July 28, 2018, from congestive heart failure. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Unity Unitarian Church (733 Portland Ave.) in St. Paul, Minn. She...
September 27, 2018
Iowa State University's annual awards ceremony honored nearly 60 faculty and staff, including two genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) professors. Thomas Peterson received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, and Donald Sakaguchi received the title of Morrill Professor...
September 27, 2018
Two genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) graduate students received first and third place awards in the 2018 Loomis and CBC Symposium Student Poster Competition. GDCB’s Trevor Nolan (right) won first place in the competition, while GDCB’s Carla Mann (center) won third place. A Department...

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