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August 04, 2017
Listen to Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, as she discusses a paper from her graduate school days with Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter of The Taproot, a Plantae Podcast. Lawrence-Dill was the guest speaker in the July 25, 2017, The...
August 04, 2017
Congratulations to the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology's spring and summer graduates. From left are Jiani Chen (summer); Rebecca Chowdhury (summer); Yunting Pu (spring); and Jennifer Chang (summer). Other spring and summer graduates include Bhagyashree ...
July 31, 2017
GDCB Associate Professor Carolyn Lawrence-Dill; GDCB Professor Eric Henderson; and other Iowa State researchers, inventors and innovators are featured in the summer 2017 edition of Iowa State University Foundation's forward magazine. Lawrence-Dill is featured on page 3 in...
July 27, 2017
After the original G-Nomes were removed due to deterioration in early July, four replica G-Nomes made their way to the Molecular Biology Building corners on July 24. Made out of terra-cotta, the original G-Nomes were taken down due to years of deterioration. Their replacements are...
July 27, 2017
Dr. Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, is featured in an article in the July 24, 2017, edition of Ag and Life Sciences Online newsletter and in the latest edition of Stories in Agriculture and Life Sciences magazine. "...
July 18, 2017
  Several trials of Arabidopsis plants illustrate how knocking out WRKY genes leads to changes in growth rates and drought response. Photo by Jiani Chen. Yanhai Yin and his colleagues recently published an article on stress response and growth in plants in the peer-reviewed...
June 29, 2017
Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology affiliate faculty member and collaborator Taner Z. Sen was invited and accepted to be a member of the International Wheat Information System (WheatIS) Expert Working Group. Sen is also a lead scientist with the U.S. Department of...
June 22, 2017
Diane Bassham, Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology, was selected to become a Faculty 1000 (F1000) member. F1000 is an open research publishing platform for life scientists. An internationally recognized expert in plant autophagy, Bassham is one of 20 F1000 members...
June 09, 2017
Summer office hours for the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology will be from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. These hours are effective May 8, 2017, through mid-August 2017.  
June 09, 2017
Keep up with all that is happening in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology through the latest edition of BioCY News.  Topics discussed in this issue of BioCY News include: A $2.9 million National Institutes of Health award GDCB professors received...
May 24, 2017
Julie Kuhlman holds a tank of zebrafish, the animal she uses to study the enteric nervous system.   Have you ever had that feeling of butterflies in your stomach? It’s just your nerves, literally. Your gut contains a large, but often forgotten, system of nerves. Collectively...
April 25, 2017
Kaitlin Higgins and her daughter at the Iowa March for Science. Kaitlin Higgins, a senior in genetics who earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 2015, helped organize the Iowa March for Science. The state version of the national event took place April 22 (Earth Day 2017) at the State...
April 25, 2017
Carla Mann shares her research through the Science Communication Fellowship hosted by Reiman Gardens.   Scientific terms and concepts are part of a scientist’s everyday life, but to non-science folk, they can sound like a foreign language. To learn how to better communicate to a...
April 25, 2017
Julie Kuhlman explains how to extract DNA from bananas to fourth- and fifth-grade girls at Edwards Elementary School in Ames. Julie Kuhlman wants to expand elementary girls’ opportunities to play with science. Kuhlman, an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and...
April 10, 2017
Diane Bassham, Justin Walley, Trevor Nolan and Yanhai Yin have worked together to map the molecular components that act as a bridge between plant stress and autophagy. Photo by Hao Jiang. AMES, IA – Iowa State University researchers for the first time have mapped the various molecular...
April 10, 2017
Daniel Stroud 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....
April 10, 2017
  Matthew Cook Courtney Smith Courtney Smith and Matthew Cook, both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were among four Iowa State students chosen as Goldwater Scholars, a prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and...
March 13, 2017
  Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Associate Professor Clark Coffman receives the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award from CALS Dean Wendy Wintersteen. Clark Coffman, an associate professor in the Department of...
March 08, 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...
March 08, 2017
Current lab members involved in the study from the Yin lab (from top: Hongqing Guo, Jiani Chen, Zhouli Xie, Nicole Huser, Yanhai Yin, Trevor Nolan and Hao Jiang). Photo by Priyanka Sandal. New research from an Iowa State University scientist identifies a genetic mechanism that governs growth...
March 08, 2017
Raegan Hoefler, a junior in genetics at Iowa State University, is testing the effects of radiation on corn seedlings in a lab at ISU. AMES, 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...
February 01, 2017
Curtis Mosher (left), Eric Henderson (middle) and Mike McCloskey (right) have assembled a prototype biomimetic tree that produces electricity. Such technology could appeal to a niche market in the future, according to the researchers. (Photo by Christopher Gannon.) AMES, Iowa – Money doesn’t...
January 31, 2017
Students from the “Opportunities Presented by Climate Change” learning team toured and learned about the Iowa State Power Plant. Photo by Olivia De Kok. The sky really is the limit for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, thanks to a new learning community that connects Open...
January 27, 2017
Genetics student Jean Robles receives WiSE Undergraduate STEM Leadership Award for her work mentoring students. From left are Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert; Robles; and WiSE Director Lora Leigh Chrystal. Jean Robles came to college wanting to help...
January 24, 2017
From left, Jim Lathrop, Jack Lutz, Robyn Lutz and Eric Henderson in the Iowa State University Laboratory for Molecular Programming. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University) As a member of the Iowa State University Laboratory for Molecular Programming (LAMP), Department of Genetics,...

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