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January 12, 2017
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University) Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, associate professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology and in the Department of Agronomy, is featured in Stories in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Stories is an Iowa State...
January 05, 2017
Hua Bai uses fruit flies to study aging at the molecular level. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University) The research of Hua Bai, assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology, is featured in the fall 2016 edition of link: connecting alumni and friends, an Iowa...
January 05, 2017
John David Imsande, an Iowa State University professor emeritus of agronomy and genetics, development and cell biology, died Jan. 3, 2017, in Ames. A service honoring Imsande’s life was held on Jan. 7, 2017, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames. Born on June 14, 1931, in Grass Range...
January 02, 2017
Donald Sage Robertson, professor emeritus of genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa State University, died on Dec. 24, 2016, in Story City. Robertson, 95, was formerly of Ames. Services were held on Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at Christ Community Church in Ames. He was born on June 27, 1921,...
December 19, 2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recognized two genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) professors in November. Xun Gu and Stephen Howell were among six Iowa State University researchers recognized by AAAS for their contributions to statistics,...
December 15, 2016
Jennifer Chang (right), an Iowa State University bioinformatics and computational biology PhD candidate, won a Collegian Innovation and Leadership Award and scholarship at the Iowa Women of Innovation Awards ceremony. Chang’s adviser is Dr. Hui-Hsien Chou. Jennifer Chang, an Iowa State...
December 06, 2016
Eve Syrkin Wurtele Eve Syrkin Wurtele, a professor of genetics, development and cell biology, received a four-year, $2.175 million National Science Foundation grant to identify the origins and functions of “orphan genes” in the genomes of corn and other crops. The grant will enable...
December 06, 2016
Sweta Roy-Carson, a graduate student in bioinformatics and computational biology, took first place in the November 15 “3 minute thesis” (3MT) competition held by the Graduate College on November 15. Roy-Carson will represent Iowa State University at the regional 3MT competition in...
July 29, 2016
The poster “Evolutionary Origin of Orphan Genes” presented by Zebulon Arendsee (BCB graduate program in GDCB home), Andrew Wilkey (BCBio undergraduate major), Priyanka  Bhandary (BCB graduate program in GDCB home), and Eve Syrkin Wurtele was awarded F1000 Poster Award at the recent...
June 28, 2016
Dr. Divita Mathur and Prof. Eric Henderson GDCB Professor Eric Henderson, along with his former BCB graduate student, Dr. Divita Mathur, recently published an article in the peer-reviewed Scientific Reports describing his laboratory’s successful effort to design a nanomachine capable of...
June 16, 2016
Professor Trimarchi with undergraduates Madelyn Mullally and Caitlin Albrecht, who are co-first authors of the Zebrafish paper. GDCB Professor Jeffrey Trimarchi was honored this spring by the University Honors Program for outstanding Honors teaching, advising, or mentoring.  Two...
March 28, 2016
Professor Yandeau-Nelson and Dr. Jelena Kraft A recent award will fund innovations in the Principles of Genetics laboratory course.  The GDCB Genetics 313L teaching team of Dr. Jelena Kraft, Teaching Lab Coordinator, and Prof. Marna Yandeau-Nelson were one of five proposals awarded...
March 22, 2016
Prof. Martin Spalding A celebration of Marty Spalding‘s retirement as professor of GDCB and as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was held on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Campanile Room at the Memorial Union.  Amy Juhnke,...
February 10, 2016
Professor Mohan Gupta Professor Mohan Gupta joined the GDCB department as an assistant professor this past fall.  Dr. Gupta earned a B.S degree and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. After training as a postdoctoral fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer...
February 05, 2016
Dr. Karin Dorman As one of the highest recognitions of scholarly service, GDCB and Statistics Professor Karin Dorman has been named the inaugural holder of the Dale D. Grosvenor Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  This recognition is in appreciation of Dr. Dorman’s...
February 05, 2016
Professor Hua Bai and Ping Kang How does our genetic makeup influence how we age?  Professor Hua Bai has developed a genetic model system to explore this interesting and important question.  Dr. Bai joined the GDCB department as a tenure-eligible assistant professor in January...
February 05, 2016
Professor Carolyn Lawrence-Dill The second round of awards from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research recognized and catalyzed research teams who will strengthen data driven science on campus.  One of the four winning research teams is being led by GDCB Professor...
December 18, 2015
Josh Strable earned his Ph.D. degree in Plant Biology this fall for his research studies in GDCB Professor Erik Vollbrecht’s lab.  In his dissertation work, he discovered and characterized a gene that is required for proper leaf and floral development in maize.  For Josh, a first...
December 18, 2015
Xiaochen Yang, a PhD student in Plant Biology in GDCB Professor Diane Bassham’s lab, is first author of a paper in the Plant Journal entitled, Activation of Autophagy by Unfolded Proteins during Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress (Yang et al). The general conclusion of the Plant Journal...
December 11, 2015
Kokulapalan (Gokul) Wimalanathan, a BCB graduate student in both the Professor Carolyn Lawrence Dill and Professor Erik Vollbrecht research groups, presented two posters at the Australasian Genomic Technologies Association (AGTA) 2015 conference held in Hunter Valley, New South Wales...
December 11, 2015
GDCB Professor Diane Bassham says in a blog on The Ladies Love Taildraggers website that she got her tailwheel endorsement in a rented Champ 14 years ago, and put it to use towing gliders with a Supercub for the local glider club. There she met her husband, one of the other tow...
November 17, 2015
Rebekah Starks, a BCB graduate student in Professor Tuteja’s lab in GDCB, is seen here dissecting mouse implantation sites.  Mouse placenta is collected for ChIP-Seq experiments to better understand the mechanisms underlying early placental development.
November 17, 2015
Professors Eve Syrkin Wurtele and Ling Li The GDCB research team led by Professor Ling Li and Professor Eve Wurtele has demonstrated that the QQS gene regulates the protein content in Arabidopsis seeds and leaves can increase protein content when introduced into staple crops, such...
November 17, 2015
Sugars are manufactured in the leaves, when the plant turns the Sun’s energy into chemical energy, and then transported to the seeds. Image courtesy of Davide Sosso. SWEET!  A collaborative research group including Dangping Lou and Bing Yang from GDCB has published a study in...
October 01, 2015
There will be a partial campus shutdown during the semester break and the GDCB administrative offices will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016.  University administrators have approved the details for an 11-day partial shutdown.  We wish everyone a...

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