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August 28, 2015
Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Professor and Department Chair of GDCB, was chosen in fall 2012 to be one of only 40 faculty in the nation to serve as a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow for the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) group. The group formed as a result of a report...
August 28, 2015
Brianna Brun Even from a young age, science was Brianna Brun’s favorite subject in school. After falling in love with genetics, Brianna, who moved to Iowa when she was very young and grew up in Charlotte, Iowa, looked for colleges that offered degrees in genetics. She discovered Iowa State...
August 28, 2015
De’Airius Salibi (l) and Grace Ansah at the August 7, 2015 Iowa African American Hall of Fame banquet. Two outstanding ISU life sciences students, Grace A. Ansah (junior in Biology) and De’Airius D. Salibi (sophomore in Food Science), received scholarships from the Iowa African-American...
August 25, 2015
From left, Profs. Jeff Essner, Diane Bassham,  Carolyn Lawrence Dill and Tom Peterson (not pictured: Prof. Clark Coffman) GDCB faculty continue to participate in and have a leadership role in several excellent interdepartmental graduate programs: Professor Karin Dorman, of both...
August 25, 2015
     BioCY News, August 2015 Congratulations to the GDCB Communications team on issuing the first electronic GDCB newsletter!  Thanks to Eric H, Rahul, Carla, Zeb, and Divita, who developed BioCY News this summer. – Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Professor and GDCB...
August 12, 2015
Dr. Jenifer Saldanha and Professor Clark Coffman The new Sky is the Limit learning community, designed for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Open Option students interested in exploring their interests in science will debut in the fall semester.  An...
August 11, 2015
Professor Geetu Tuteja Professor Geetu Tuteja has joined the GDCB faculty effective July 2015 as a tenure-eligible assistant professor and a Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy Faculty Fellow. The Geoffroy Fellowship was established by Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy to attract the very...
August 07, 2015
Sweta Roy and Prof. Julie Kuhlman Sweta Roy, a Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate student in Dr. Kuhlman’s laboratory in the GDCB home department, was recently awarded a one year AAUW International Fellowship.  Recipients are selected for academic achievement and...
June 19, 2015
GDCB Professor Jeffrey Essner, along with Professor Anne Bronikowski of EEOB, were recent guests of Iowa Public Radio’s River-to-River hosted by Ben Kieffer where they talked about genomics research. “We have the ability now to sequence genomes at unprecedented rates compared to...
June 19, 2015
Image shows the new Bessey Hall addition to the left and the new building at the top right. A biosciences package that includes a new five-story teaching and research building, a four-story addition to Bessey Hall, and the renovation of existing space has been approved by the Iowa...
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 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 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 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
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...
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...
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. 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...

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