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Talking science

April 25, 2017

Carla MannDepartment of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate student Carla Mann, along with two other graduate students from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, participated in a Science Communication Fellowship hosted by Reiman Gardens during the spring semester.  Read more about Talking science

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Playing with science

April 25, 2017

Julie KuhlmanJulie Kuhlman wants to expand elementary girls’ opportunities to play with science.

Kuhlman, an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, helps fourth- and fifth-grade girls experience the fun of science at an after-school outreach program at Edwards Elementary School in Ames. Read more about Playing with science

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Genetics majors to present at 11th annual undergraduate symposium on April 11

April 10, 2017

Genetics majors Daniel Stroud and Amy Stark and nearly 40 other students will represent the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the 11th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression on April 11 in Memorial Union from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Undergraduates from all academic disciplines will share their research with the university community and other guests through conference-style oral or poster presentations. Read more about Genetics majors to present at 11th annual undergraduate symposium on April 11

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ISU receives AAU grant to improve undergraduate education in STEM

March 8, 2017

AMES, Iowa—Iowa State University is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM disciplines.

More than half of Iowa State undergraduates are majoring in STEM-related fields. The university also has a strong culture of supporting STEM-based education, which encourages departments and faculty members to focus on student-centered, evidence-based, active-learning teaching methods. Read more about ISU receives AAU grant to improve undergraduate education in STEM

ISU researchers detail genetic mechanisms that govern growth and drought response in plants

March 8, 2017

Yin Yanhai lab membersNew research from an Iowa State University scientist identifies a genetic mechanism that governs growth and drought tolerance in plants, a development that could lead to better performing traits in crops.

Yanhai Yin, a professor of genetics, development and cell biology and a Plant Sciences Institute Faculty Scholar, said the biological processes that oversee plant growth and drought response often clash with one another. Read more about ISU researchers detail genetic mechanisms that govern growth and drought response in plants

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Maize on Mars – A Student is Making “The Martian” a Reality

March 8, 2017

Raegan HoeflerAMES, Iowa – Surrounded by a red rocky surface as far as the eye can see, you look up and gaze at the planet Earth in the distance. Your stomach growls and you realize it is time for dinner. Heading back to your colony, you harvest some corn from your garden and prepare it to eat.

Raegan Hoefler, a junior in genetics, is conducting a study to see if this garden scenario on Mars is a possibility. Hoefler received $7,000 from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. Read more about Maize on Mars – A Student is Making “The Martian” a Reality

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Professor Emeritus Imsande's obituary

January 5, 2017

John David Imsande, an Iowa State University professor emeritus of agronomy and genetics, development and cell biology, died Jan. 3, 2017, in Ames. A service honoring Imsande’s life was held on Jan. 7, 2017, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames.

Born on June 14, 1931, in Grass Range, Mont., Imsande earned his bachelor of arts in education and math from the University of Montana, his master of science in chemistry from Montana State University, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Duke University. Read more about Professor Emeritus Imsande's obituary

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Chang receives Iowa Women of Innovation award, scholarship

December 15, 2016

Jennifer Chang and scholarship checkJennifer Chang, an Iowa State University bioinformatics and computational biology (BCB) program PhD candidate, received the Collegian Innovation and Leadership award and a $2,500 scholarship at the Ninth Annual Des Moines Area Community College Iowa Women of Innovation Awards ceremony. The event was held on Nov. 10 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Read more about Chang receives Iowa Women of Innovation award, scholarship

GDCB-affiliated students receive poster award at recent ISCB Conference

July 29, 2016

The poster “Evolutionary Origin of Orphan Genes” presented by Zebulon Arendsee (BCB graduate program in GDCB home), Andrew Wilkey (BCBio undergraduate major), Priyanka  Bhandary (BCB graduate program in GDCB home), and Eve Syrkin Wurtele was awarded F1000 Poster Award at the recent 2016 conference of the International Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (ISCB) in Orlando, Florida. Read more about GDCB-affiliated students receive poster award at recent ISCB Conference

Professor Henderson and Dr. Divita Mathur publish article on nanomachine design

June 28, 2016

Mathur and HendersonGDCB Professor Eric Henderson, along with his former BCB graduate student, Dr. Divita Mathur, recently published an article in the peer-reviewed Scientific Reports describing his laboratory’s successful effort to design a nanomachine capable of detecting a mockup of the Ebola virus. Read more about Professor Henderson and Dr. Divita Mathur publish article on nanomachine design

Professor Trimarchi recognized for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate students

June 16, 2016

From left, Madelyn Mullally. Professor Trimarchi, Caitlin AlbrechtGDCB Professor Jeffrey Trimarchi was honored this spring by the University Honors Program for outstanding Honors teaching, advising, or mentoring.  Two awards are given annually to recognize Iowa State faculty and staff who support Honors at Iowa State through general excellence in teaching of Honors courses, seminars, or other courses taught for Honors credit; or in the mentoring of Honors students through academic advising, advising of Honors projects, and mentoring of students in the First-Year Honors/Mentor Research Program. Read more about Professor Trimarchi recognized for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate students

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