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January 06, 2023
  Marna Yandeau-Nelson inside her lab. Photo by Christopher Gannon, Iowa State University. Scientists are working to bioengineer a common defense mechanism that most plants develop naturally to protect against drought, insects and other environmental stresses. The goal is to...
January 06, 2023
Iowa State students conducted research through both scuba diving and snorkeling during their Caribbean marine biology field course. (Submitted photo) Don Sakaguchi, Morrill Professor and director of Iowa State University's undergraduate biology and geneitcs programs, co-led the spring 2022...
November 15, 2022
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, associate dean of research and discovery for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University, has joined the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) Board of Directors. FFAR is a national organization focused on building public-...
November 15, 2022
Marna Yandeau-Nelson, genetics, development and cell biology associate professor Dior Kelley, genetics, development and cell biology assistant professor Two Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) faculty members and 24 other Iowa State University (ISU) researchers...
November 15, 2022
An Iowa State University (ISU) student-focused research project led by three Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) faculty and other ISU faculty received $19,191 in funding from the F. Wendell Miller Faculty Fellowship Awards program for the 2022-23 academic year. This project...
November 11, 2022
Vaishali TodI, a recipient of a Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Travel Award, traveled to Heidelberg, Germany, to participate in the EMBL Microtubules: from atoms to complex systems in Heidelberg, Germany, in the summer. (Photo provided by Vaishali Todi.) Ching-Yi...
October 06, 2022
Dan Fulton, ISU biology alumnus, received a Citation of Merit Award from the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at its Nov. 3 alumni awards ceremony. Congratulating Fulton (center) on his award are LAS Dean Beate Schmittmann (left) and Morrill Professor Don Sakaguchi (right). Dan...
September 29, 2022
Distinguished Professor Diane Bassham (right) and Jie Tang (Ph.D. ’22 plant biology) inspect corn plants in the Roy J. Carver Co-Laboratory. (Photo courtesy of Alyson O’Hara/Iowa State University) The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named an Iowa State University (...
August 30, 2022
Ting Miao Keting Chen Two genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) graduate students received Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) awards from the Graduate College in spring 2022 for “outstanding” and “phenomenal” work. Keting Chen received a TEX award for work...
August 29, 2022
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology's Fall 2022 GDCB Seminar flyer is available. Fall 2022 GDCB Seminar series flyer PDF
August 24, 2022
The GDCB Graduate Student Postdoc Organization announces the Fall 2022 Graduate Student-Postdoc-Staff Seminar Series.  Meeting link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/j.php?MTID=m6ac70ecc7e4dd9e2bc09b51839db7930      
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...

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