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August 08, 2018
The Fall 2018 GDCB Seminar Schedule is now available. In addition to GDCB Seminars, the schedule lists IG Seminars as well as a special Friday seminar hosted by the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Student Organization.
August 03, 2018
Three genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) students earned their doctorates and one GDCB student earned her master of science during the spring 2018 commencement. Earning a Ph.D. were Soujanya Akella, Lauren Laboissonniere and Laura Schultz-Rogers. Axelle Weeger earned an M.S. Akella’s...
August 03, 2018
Among those honored at the Spring 2018 Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Honors and Awards Recognition Luncheon were GDCB graduate students. GDCB graduate students receiving travel awards during fall 2017 and spring 2018 included, kneeling from left, Carla Mann,...
July 23, 2018
From left are Bing Yang, Brittany Tawes and Chanda Skelton with the new (center) and old manuals. Teams led by GDCB faculty and staff help reduce the cost of student materials and streamline content in Biology 212L and Biology 256 laboratory and lecture. ...
July 13, 2018
Yanhai Yin, GDCB professor and chair Yanhai Yin has been named chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018. Yin, a professor of genetics, development and cell biology, succeeds Jo Anne...
June 29, 2018
Teaching Excellence Award recipients are congratulated by their nominator, Senior Teaching Lab Coordinator Linda Westgate.  From left are Sweta Roy-Carson (fall 2017 TEX recipient); Mark McHugh (a spring 2018 TEX recipient); and Westgate. Two genetics, development and cell biology...
June 28, 2018
Clark Coffman and some of his learning assistants. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University) In the latest issue of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' STORIES (Vol. 12 No. 1), Clark Coffman answers the question, "If you're outnumbered 400 to 1, how do you get...
June 25, 2018
This "Over 40 years of Heart" print was presented to University Professor Harry T. (Jack) Horner at the College of Design Awards Day. University Professor Harry T. (Jack) Horner was recognized for his contributions at the College of Design Awards Day, which was held in the spring. A...
June 25, 2018
Karri Haen Whitmer, lecturer in genetics, development and cell biology, is one of 10 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty and graduate students who will be teaching students on varied subjects through the Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted (OPPTAG) this summer...
June 15, 2018
Laura Schultz Laura Schultz, a genetics, development and cell biology alumna who graduated in spring 2018, is featured in a recent "First person author" article in Disease Models and Mechanisms. While at Iowa State, Schultz was a Ph.D. student in GDCB Associate...
June 13, 2018
A high school student, Merrina Lan, working in Professor Jeffrey Essner's zebrafish research lab is featured in an Ames Tribune article, "Already a Scientist." In the article, Essner said, “These kinds of programs really serve to help students develop profound interests in...
June 08, 2018
Bing Yang Diane Bassham Two genetics, development and cell biology faculty are recipients of 2018 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards. Diane Bassham received an Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award. Bassham is the Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor...
May 31, 2018
Distinguished Professor Stephen Howell, genetics, development and cell biology, was the senior author of a "large-scale biology" paper in the academic journal The Plant Cell. For more information, read the Iowa State University News Service article, "Plant scientists use big data to map stress...
May 30, 2018
Genetics, development and cell biology student Emmanuel Nsamba and two other Iowa State University students won the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge. For additional information, read the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences article, "Iowa State team wins worldwide 2018 Food...
May 25, 2018
Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Professor Yanhai Yin and 11 other Iowa State University faculty were recently recognized for their service as mentors with the Exemplary Faculty Mentor awards. Read the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost article, "Exemplary Faculty Mentor...
May 25, 2018
The move-in process has begun for one of the three departments that will be housed in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB). Although genetics, development and cell biology faculty and entomology faculty will move in to the ATRB later in the summer, plant pathology and microbiology...
May 16, 2018
Professor Thomas Peterson Professor Donald Sakaguchi Two genetics, development and cell biology faculty members will be recognized during the university's annual awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 14, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Professor Donald Sakaguchi will receive...
May 02, 2018
Two genetics, development and cell biology faculty members received congratulations letters in April from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in recognition of their awards of tenure and promotion. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Board of Regents approved awards of tenure and promotion...
May 02, 2018
Summer office hours for the administrative office of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology are from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
April 05, 2018
Three Iowa State University students, including a genetics, development and cell biology graduate student, are competing as a semifinalist team in the 2018 Food Solutions Challenge in Oakland, Calif., at the 2018 Net Impact Accelerator through April 7. Competing on the ISU team in the three...
March 30, 2018
Six Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate students received GDCB Travel Awards in late 2017. Recipients either received a GDCB Travel Award, a Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund Travel Award or a Dale W. Young and W.E. Loomis Fund Travel Award. In front, from left, are...
March 01, 2018
Scarlett Eagle, a genetics undergraduate, discusses living with a rare disease: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, hypermobility type.
February 06, 2018
January 29, 2018
Majd Abdulghani, a graduate student in genetics, development and cell biology, recently won the 2017 Best Documentary: Silver Award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago. Abdulghani is in GDCB Assistant Professor Geetu Tuteja's lab.

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