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May 29, 2015
GDCB Recognition Luncheon was held in the Molecular Biology Atrium   GDCB held its 8th annual GDCB Recognition Luncheon in the Molecular Biology Building Atrium on Thursday, April 30, 2015.  This event is to recognize the achievements over the last year of the faculty, students...
April 14, 2015
Dr. Han Gao Dr. Han Gao, a former graduate student in Prof. Spalding‘s laboratory, recently published a paper in the Plant Journal entitled, “Expression activation and functional analysis of HLA3, a putative inorganic carbon transporter in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ” (Gao_et_al-2015-...
March 26, 2015
Anna Rogers, genetics and statistics, presents her research done in the Muszynski lab. Four undergraduates mentored by GDCB faculty were among 60 students from the three Iowa Regent universities to present their research to legislators at the annual Research in the Capitol in the Rotunda of...
March 25, 2015
Prof. Becraft and Dr. Yi atop a mountain in Korea The Faculty of 1000, which recommends the best research articles in biology and medicine from a faculty of global experts, recognized a recent article in Plant Physiology by Dr. Gibum Yi and Prof. Phil Becraft.  Dr. Yi is a...
March 23, 2015
Professor Kelley GDCB would like to welcome Dr. Dior Kelley, who joined the GDCB faculty in January as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.  Dr. Kelley received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Cruz and her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California...
March 23, 2015
Professor Henderson Professor Eric Henderson has agreed to serve as the inaugural Director of Communications for the GDCB Department. Dr. Henderson said. “I am excited about this opportunity to serve the department and the university. A large volume of recent press in the...
March 18, 2015
Students in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) graduate program were among 25 organizations participating in the Girls in Science Festival held in February 2015 at the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater.  The BCB group held an interactive...
March 09, 2015
  Mango v 1.20 is now available for Mac, Windows and Linux. (J. Chang, Chou Lab) Mango is a graph analysis and visualization software designed to handle many large graphs with tens of thousands of nodes and millions of links at once.  Mango got its name from its purpose of...
March 09, 2015
GDCB PSI Scholars: Professors Yanhai Yin, Stephen Howell, Hui-Hsien Chou and (photo inset) Carolyn Lawrence Four GDCB faculty were awarded funding by the Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) as part of the PSI Faculty Scholars program and will join other faculty from three colleges receiving the...
March 09, 2015
Divita Mathur Congratulations to Divita Mathur, a BCB PhD candidate in Professor Eric Henderson’s lab.  She and Prof. Henderson were among a group of ISU authors of a paper to receive the International Federation for Information Processing’s IFIP TC2 Manfred Paul Award for the best...
January 26, 2015
Jillian Goetz Jillian Goetz, a Neuroscience graduate student in Prof. Trimarchi’s lab, was awarded the Knaphus College Teaching Fellowship for summer 2015.  She will be the instructor of record for the face-to-face section of Biol 101 this summer term. The late Professor Knaphus...
January 23, 2015
Staci Solin, an MCDB graduate student in Professor Maura McGrail’s lab, research studies on the molecular and cellular characterization of a zebrafish mutant that develops tumors in the optic pathway was published in the December 2014 online issue of PLOS One. In addition, an image of...
December 10, 2014
In the spirit of  giving thanks, the occupants of the Molecular Biology building (MBB), along with family and friends, got together for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings on November 24, 2014 in the MBB Atrium.  Part of the fun of this 8th annual gathering is that the...
November 18, 2014
Ten first-year undergraduate students and peer mentors in the Genetics: The Secret of Life learning community assisted in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) – Iowa Chapter’s fundraising event on November 7, 2014 at Des Moines University.  The event set a new record raising $112,360 in funds...
October 14, 2014
Dr. Howell and Dr. Lawrence Two professors in GDCB, Dr. Steve Howell and Dr. Carolyn Lawrence, are Co-Pi’s on a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored grant of $929,773 awarded to several ISU faculty to develop a plant-growth facility at ISU.  The new facility will utilize a...
October 14, 2014
Dr. David Oliver and Dr. Powell-Coffman, GDCB Department Chair Dr. David Oliver’s colleagues and friends gathered on Friday, October 3, 2014 for a reception in his honor to wish him well on his retirement.  Dr. Oliver’s research earned funding from the National Science Foundation, and...
October 14, 2014
Dr. Barbara Krumhardt, Senior Lecturer for Biology 255, took very seriously the charge by the Nutrition Clinic for ISU Employee Wellness to “grab your co-workers and join throngs of Iowans on the Healthiest State Walk” at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  She invited the students in...
October 14, 2014
Prof. Jack Girton, Dr. Lois Girton, Prof. and GDCB Dept. Chair, Dr. Powell-Coffman, Dr. Ghoshal, and Dr. Alan Atherly Dr. Nupur Ghoshal, who earned her B.S. degree in Genetics at ISU in 1995, was honored with the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award by The Iowa State University...
October 10, 2014
Dr. Marna Yandeau-Nelson joined the GDCB faculty as a tenure-eligible assistant professor on August 16, 2014.  The overarching goal of Dr. Yandeau-Nelson’s interdisciplinary research is to dissect the genetic networks that underlie metabolic processes, and to understand how natural...
September 15, 2014
The Iowa State University News Service chose GDCB Professor Carolyn Lawrence for their first entry in a series of articles telling the personal stories of Iowa State University faculty and scientists whose big ideas are changing the world for the better.  Professor Lawrence, shown here on her...
September 02, 2014
Dr. Reid Palmer (courtesy Iowa Living Magazines) Dr. Reid Palmer, Ph.D. passed away Sunday August 17, 2014, at the age of 73. Dr. Palmer was a USDA Research Geneticist and an adjunct Professor in the Departments of Agronomy and Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology. Dr. Palmer is...
July 25, 2014
Photo from Dr. Pruitt’s blog of the Schneider Lab culture room Chances are that you have never heard of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine worm that is used as a model to study early developmental processes. However, this is the organism that Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Pruitt had chosen as her next...
June 17, 2014
Diane Fru (pictured at right), a recent ISU graduate and former undergraduate research assistant for GDCB Professor Jeff Trimarchi, will teach English to grade school students in Taichung, Taiwan during the next year before returning to the US to start medical school at the University of Illinois...
June 16, 2014
Dr. Renu Srivastava, an Assistant Scientist and manager of the laboratory of GDCB Professor Stephen Howell in the Plant Sciences Institute (PSI) has been awarded an ISU Professional and Scientific Excellence Award. This award recognizes and honors professional and scientific staff members who have...
June 05, 2014
GDCB held its annual Recognition Luncheon to recognize the achievements of the faculty, students and staff associated with the department on Friday, May 2, 2014 in the Molecular Biology Atrium. Please see this year’s program for the complete list of the 76 faculty, students, and staff who were...

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