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August 09, 2019
AMES, IA – An Iowa State University researcher has identified a protein as a key regulator of plant root growth, representing a significant step towards understanding the complex, underlying processes that influence development of root cells.  Dior Kelley, an assistant professor in the...
August 01, 2019
  Iowa State University Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Martino Harmon (right) congratulates Clark Coffman (left) as the 2019 recipient of the Thomas B. Thielen Award. Coffman is a genetics, development and cell biology associate professor. Clark Coffman, associate...
July 31, 2019
Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate student Ching-Yi (Jin) Liao was named a 2019 Plantae Fellow. Ching-Yi (Jin) Liao, a Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology graduate student, was named a 2019 Plantae Fellow earlier this year. Plantae selects fellows annually to...
July 29, 2019
The Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology (GDCB) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a term faculty position at the rank of assistant teaching...
July 29, 2019
Trevor Nolan Trevor Nolan, a postdoctoral scholar in genetics, development and cell biology, won the Graduate College's 2019 Karas Award for Outstanding Dissertations and the 2019 Zaffarano Prize for Graduate Student Research. Nolan earned his Ph.D. with a major in genetics and...
July 25, 2019
Nineteen Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) students earned their doctoral and master’s degrees from Iowa State University during spring 2019, fall 2018 and summer 2018. ISU graduate commencement ceremonies were held on May 9 and Dec. 14, 2018, at Hilton Coliseum....
June 28, 2019
  Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, starts in her new role as associate dean for research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on July 1. Powell-Coffman served as the GDCB departmental chair from 2011-18. (Photo by Iowa State...
June 27, 2019
Maura McGrail, genetics, development and cell biology associate professor, stands by the Iowa State Student Government Women In STEM Initiative banner honoring her achievements and research. The banner is expected to be on display at the ISU Library again in mid-March. Maura McGrail,...
June 24, 2019
  Geetu Tuteja Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology, has been selected to to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. Tuteja is the first Iowa State University researcher to receive this honor. She joined the ISU...
June 21, 2019
Five Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology students and a Department of Statistics student received Graduate College Research Excellence (REX) Awards and Teaching Excellence (TEX) Awards during academic year 2018-19. Zebulun Arendsee, Najiba Mammadova and Trevor Nolan received REX...
June 21, 2019
Ashley Paulsen Ashley Paulsen, a graduate student in Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics, is the recipient of a 2018-19 NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium Fellowship. Her research focuses on hydrogel based transparent soils and programmable ecosystems for the study of root...
June 20, 2019
Sheldon Shen Sheldon Shih Ta Shen, professor emeritus in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, died on March 31. Shen was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Shanghai, China, to Tony Chung Yu Shen and Rosedo Shou Hui Chang. He moved to the United States at the age of 7....
June 14, 2019
Iowa State University Associate Provost for Academic Programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden (right) congratulates Diane Jepsen (left), genetics, development and cell biology accountant.  Diane Jepsen, accountant in genetics, development and cell biology since 2008, received an Iowa...
June 14, 2019
Karri Haen Whitmer, associate teaching professor in genetics, development and cell biology, received the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award earlier this year. Since 2001, she has taught more than 8,000...
May 23, 2019
Receiving Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology travel awards for fall 2018 are, from left, Bhavika Patel, Ian Braun and Kai Chang. Five students received Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology travel awards during spring 2019. From left are Bibechana Adhikari...
May 09, 2019
  Joining University Professor Emeritus Jack Horner at his retirement reception are his wife, Cecilia, and two of their three children, Kevin Horner and Amy Strain. From left are Kevin Horner, Cecilia Horner, Jack Horner and Amy Strain.  Jack Horner and a Charles Bessey...
April 19, 2019
Dr. Elizabeth Stegemoller, Department of Kinesiology assistant professor, congratulates Bhavika Patel for receiving second place for Best Talk at the 10th Annual Neuroscience Research Day on Sept. 29, 2018. The title of her discussion was "Isolation and characterization of early larval...
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...

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