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July 24, 2020
The research of Hua Bai, genetics, development and cell biology assistant professor, and his lab looks closely at the cardiac health of flies and provides new evidence that liver dysfunction may lead to deterioration of the heart. Learn more about the study in an ISU News Service article,...
July 07, 2020
  Dr. Sarah Anderson, newest rising star in genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB), is well aware that bad weather can cause huge yield losses for corn farmers in Iowa and across other corn-growing regions around the world. Her research is focused on improving crop resilience in...
July 02, 2020
Here are some of the Iowa State researchers working with the Nanovaccine Institute based on campus, left to right: Michael Wannemuehler, Surya Mallapragada, Gregory Phillips, Balaji Narasimhan, Marian Kohut and Donald Sakaguchi. Photo by the Iowa State University Foundation. Iowa State...
June 19, 2020
The Early Achievement in Teaching Award was presented to Marna Yandeau-Nelson, an assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology. Yandeau-Nelson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in beginning and advanced molecular genetics. Her expertise ranges from DNA...
May 30, 2020
Dr. Maura McGrail and Dr. Jeff Essner Dr. Maura McGrail and Dr. Jeff Essner received a $3 million National Institutes of Health award. Learn more about the award in the May 2020 BioCY News from the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology.  
May 27, 2020
AMES, Iowa – The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of everyday life, but one researcher at Iowa State University continues to work uninterrupted in a laboratory for hours a day, painstakingly watering and measuring plants to study the effects of drought. This research project doesn’t...
May 20, 2020
Dr. Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, genetics, development and cell biology professor, became a recipient earlier this year of a Women of Achievement award from the YWCA Ames-ISU. The award recognized Lawrence-Dill for her “hard work and dedication to fulfilling the two-prong missions of the YWCA—the...
May 19, 2020
Kerui Huang, a genetics, development and cell biology student in Dr. Hua Bai’s Lab, is the recipient of a one-year 2020 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship. The $31,016 award began on Jan. 1 for the project, “The non-autonomous role of hepatic peroxisomal import in cardiac aging.”...
April 22, 2020
Karri Haen Whitmer, 2019 CALS Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award recipient When Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Associate Teaching Professor Karri Haen Whitmer was a young person, she had a profound fear of public speaking. Yet Haen Whitmer ...
April 09, 2020
The April 2020 edition of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology's BioCY News introduces two new faculty members: Dr. Raquel Espin Palazon and Dr. Clyde Campbell. Read more about them in the April 2020 BioCY News.
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...

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