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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 University 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,...
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...
September 13, 2018
The annual flu shot clinic for university employees will open on Oct. 1 and will introduce a one-stop, paperless registration process. Employees will use their 9-digit university ID number, so they should bring their ISU Card if they haven't memorized their number. While supplies last, flu...
September 10, 2018
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) welcomes new faculty member Kyaw (Joe) Aung. Aung joined GDCB in mid-August as an assistant professor. His area of expertise is cell biology at the plant-microbe interface. “We are very excited that Joe has joined the department,”...
September 04, 2018
Effective Aug. 1 2018, Professor Phil Becraft was named associate chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB). Not only does Becraft bring former associate chair experience to the position, he also brings the skills acquired from recently serving as a program...
August 24, 2018
Participants in the study were shown images of corn plants and instructed to draw squares around the tassels. The images were used to create a computer algorithm capable of identifying tassels automatically. Image courtesy of Iddo Friedberg.  Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, associate...
August 22, 2018
Emeritus Professor Joan K. (Jody) Stadler died on July 28, 2018, in Sugar Land, Texas. A University Professor at Iowa State University, Stadler was a member of the former Zoology/Genetics Department. She was the founder in 1991 of the Interdepartmental Genetics Graduate Program (now ...
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...

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