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February 22, 2019
The rows of new fish tanks in the basement of the Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB) will boost the power of Jeffrey Essner and Maura McGrail's research. Read the complete Inside Iowa State story, "New zebrafish lab gives boost to gene-editing research."
February 01, 2019
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Plant Genome Engineering. Responsibilities include building a nationally recognized research program that...
January 28, 2019
Dr. Carly Manz, lecturer in genetics, development and cell biology, was one of 72 women who participated in the 2018 Iowa State University Cardinal Women. Cardinal Women is a personal and professional leadership development program specifically for women who are faculty and professional and...
January 14, 2019
The Spring 2019 GDCB Seminar Schedule is now available. 
December 13, 2018
Kai Chang, a genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) graduate student in GDCB Assistant Professor Hua Bai's lab, recently received a competitive Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA). The two-year award begins in 2019 and provides a total of $53,688 in funds....
December 04, 2018
Genetics, development and cell biology alumna Majd Abdulghani made history when she was recently selected as the first Rhodes Scholar from Saudi Arabia. She will join the 2019 cohort of 100 scholars. Abdulghani graduated from Iowa State University in summer 2018 with a master of science...
November 20, 2018
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology will observe the following office hours during the upcoming holidays. Week of Thanksgiving break hours Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20 — 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 — 7:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22...
November 01, 2018
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Systems Biology.Responsibilities include building a nationally recognized research program that competes successfully for extramural...
October 26, 2018
Genetics, development and cell biology faculty, staff and students are among the plant scientists at Iowa State University who have shed new light on a genetic pathway that influences both plant growth and disease resistance, making it a promising target for breeding new crop varieties that...
October 18, 2018
Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study genes and genomic regions that regulate placental development. This five-year, more than $1.5 million project will shed light...
October 18, 2018
Diane Bassham, Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology and professor of genetics, development and cell biology, was named a recipient of the spring 2018 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS) by the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for...
October 16, 2018
The Interdepartmental Graduate Program of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology unanimously elected Dr. Maura McGrail, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, as its program chair/DOGE (director of graduate education). McGrail's two-year term started July 1....
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 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, Minn. She...
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,...

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