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April 08, 2021
Three genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) students received Sui-Tong Chan Fung Fund Travel awards in fall 2020. Vaishali Todi Pallavi Sinha Roy Emmanuel Nsamba The award recipients are Emmanuel Nsamba, Pallavi Sinha Roy and Vaishali Todi. They presented...
March 10, 2021
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) recognized two genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) faculty with awards at the virtual Fall 2020 LAS Convocation and Awards: Dr. Karin Dorman and Dr. Carly Manz. Carly Manz, assistant teaching professor in genetics, development and cell...
March 10, 2021
  Clark Coffman, genetics, development and cell biology associate professor, displays the plaques recognizing his five years of service and the Learning Community Scholarship Award.  Clark Coffman, associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology, received two...
March 10, 2021
Jeff Essner, professor in genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB), received an Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost in 2020. According to Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost information, the award recognizes “mentors...
February 24, 2021
Morrill Professor Don Sakaguchi in genetics, development and cell biology recently became the new director of Iowa State University's Biology and Genetics Undergraduate Programs. Learn more about Sakaguchi and his new role in the February issue of BioCY News.
February 15, 2021
Angela Bunning, recipient of a Spring 2020 Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award Anilisa Biswas, recipient of a Fall 2020 Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award Two Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) graduate students received Graduate College...
February 01, 2021
Ten Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) professors and four faculty from outside Iowa State University will discuss their research in the Spring 2021 GDCB Seminar series. All seminars will be held online on Tuesdays at 4:10 p.m. The meeting link can be found below....
January 29, 2021
Five Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate students and postdocs will lead the presentations in the Spring 2021 GDCB Graduate Student and Postdoc Seminar series, which will be held virtually on Fridays at 4 p.m.  The dates and speakers are: January 29: Ping...
January 21, 2021
Emmanuel Nsamba, leadership award recipient Ashish Jain, GPSS research award recipient  Two Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) students received awards in 2020 from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). Emmanuel Nsamba received a GPSS...
November 06, 2020
  What do a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award recipient, a Pew Fellow, and an Iowa State University (ISU) Early Achievement in Teaching Award recipient have in common?  Not only are these three researchers faculty members in the...
October 29, 2020
Distinguished Professor Steve Howell The research of Steve Howell, Distinguished Professor of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, and additional Iowa State University (ISU) scientists shows how two seemingly unrelated responses in corn plants interact to help the crop...
October 29, 2020
GDCB alumnus Wesley Wierson and Layla Wesley Wierson, a genetics, development and cell biology alumnus, and Margaret Musser, assistant professor of veterinary clinical services, received a $34,000 Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Industry Partnership Seed Grant to study novel treatment...
October 29, 2020
Jelena Kraft, GDCB assistant teaching professor Jelena Kraft, GDCB assistant teaching professor Jelena Kraft and Carly Manz, genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) assistant teaching professors, receive Spring 2020 Teaching Innovation Awards. The Teaching Innovation...
October 16, 2020
Vaishali Todi, genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) graduate student, described being named a recipient of a $10,000 Brown Graduate Fellowship in 2020 as a “a welcome surprise.” Vaishali Todi, Brown Graduate Fellowship recipient Todi, who works in the lab of GDCB Associate...
October 16, 2020
“Extremely productive,” “hardworking,” “talented, “phenomenal,” and a “helpful and friendly mentor” are a few of the words used to describe the six graduate students who received Graduate College Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence awards in the 2019-20 academic year. The six recipients...
September 24, 2020
Diane Bassham, genetics, development and cell biology professor and Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology, was named a Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists in 2020. In a letter to Bassham, ASPB President Judy Callis said, “It is my great personal pleasure...
September 24, 2020
Dr. Hua Bai, genetics, development and cell biology assistant professor (Photo by Christopher Gannon, ISU photographer) AMES, IOWA — A new study that looks closely a¡t the cardiac health of flies provides new evidence that liver dysfunction may lead to deterioration of the heart. ...
September 15, 2020
Maira Almeida Before COVID-19’s arrival in 2020, the following five Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology students received GDCB awards in support of their fall 2019 travels: Maira Pedroso de Almeida, Mark Bouska, Ian Braun, Zakayo Kazibwe and Emmanuel Nsamba. Sui-Tong Chan...
September 03, 2020
The Fall 2020 GDCB Seminar series flyer is now available. All seminars will be held online on Fridays beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting link is https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/j.php?MTID=m552722056e5078dee22caa75af9541f1.
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...

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