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June 04, 2014
Prof. Martin Spalding Martin Spalding, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, is a recipient of the LAS Outstanding Career Achievement in Research Award. This award recognizes faculty members who have a national or...
June 04, 2014
Zebulun Arendsee, Jennifer Chang and Divita Mathur (l to r) Three BCB graduate students in the GDCB home department were recently awarded a James Cornette Research Fellowship in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Award. Jennifer Chang, whose mentors are Professor Hui-Hsien Chou of...
June 04, 2014
Steve Rodermel, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, will be recognized for his major contributions as a professor at Iowa State University as the recipient of two distinguished awards. The first, that of Distinguished Professor, is in recognition by his colleagues and peers...
April 30, 2014
Funded by a Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research, The ISU Crop Bioengineering Consortium (CBC) formed to address the urgent challenge to provide sufficient food, feed, biofuels and biorenewable chemicals for the world’s burgeoning population through basic and applied research to...
April 09, 2014
Danielle Pohl, who did research in Prof. Coffman’s lab, presenting at the Research in the Capitol on April 2. Danielle will also present at the April 15 Undergraduate Research Symposium (photo courtesy CALS). Several GDCB faculty and staff participated in the 8th Annual Symposium on...
April 07, 2014
Professor Steve Rodermel, Program Director, standing near Valencia Arts and Sciences Complex. The ISU on the Mediterranean Program is a summer study abroad program in Valencia, Spain. It is based at the University of Valencia (~50,000 students), one of the top research universities in Spain...
April 07, 2014
This photo shows members of Prof. Muszynski’s laboratory doing research at the bench (James Cahill, graduate student in Genetics) and sampling plants in the greenhouse atop the Molecular Biology Building (Jill Stephenson, undergraduate research assistant and senior in Environmental Science)....
April 07, 2014
Each Genetics student enrolled in the freshman orientation class, GEN 110 taught by Dr. Lois Girton, is matched with an alumnus of the program who has embarked on a career path of interest to the student.  Alex Adams, a freshman from Milford, Iowa, is considering Genetic Counseling and...
April 07, 2014
In this merged, triple fluorescent image called PattSubLN-RPC-8-GFAP, from results of research being done in Prof. Don Sakaguchi‘s laboratory, the neural stem cells are expressing GFP, green fluorescent protein (green), and many of these neural progenitor cells have differentiated into glial cells...
April 04, 2014
Professor Maura McGrail The ISU Foundation has announced that GDCB Assistant Professor Maura McGrail has been awarded a $375,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to support cancer research.  Dr. McGrail and her research team are investigating the genetic causes of brain...
March 17, 2014
Professor Diane Bassham (left), Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology,  was awarded $213,765 for the first year of a two-year sponsored funding award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of her research project entitled, “Autophagy and ER stress...
March 03, 2014
Meta!Blast: The Leaf, a video game application developed by an ISU research team headed by GDCB Professors Eve Syrkin Wurtele and Diane Bassham, received the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners, as announced on February 6, 2014 by...
March 02, 2014
Prof. Don Sakaguchi Photo by Steve Jones (LAS) Biol 394 HN Caribbean Marine Biology field trip takes place on the island of Roatan, at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) at Anthony’s Key Resort. Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands is located about 80 miles off the north...
February 28, 2014
GDCB Professor Stephen Howell is senior of a paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that may shed new light on the genetic mechanisms that allow plants to protect themselves from environmental stress, which could lead to improved stress tolerance in cash...
February 19, 2014
Dr. Maura McGrail, Assistant Professor in GDCB, was awarded a sponsored grant of $139,360 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the research project “Sleeping Beauty transposon system for mutagenesis in zebrafish.” The grant will support the continued...
February 17, 2014
Professor Carolyn Lawrence Carolyn Lawrence joined the faculty of GDCB as a tenured Associate Professor effective January 2, 2014.  Dr.  Lawrence is the first university hire as part of the Presidential High Impact Hires Initiative announced in September 2013.  This...
February 07, 2014
Professor Patrick Schnable Patrick Schnable, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named director of the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University, effective February 1. Professor Schnable holds a primary...
January 07, 2014
Professor Vollbrecht Professor Erik Vollbrecht, associate professor in GDCB, has been named the recipient of the 2014 CALS Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award.  The Mid-Career Achievement Award recognizes mid-career faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life...
October 12, 2013
Andrea Nuedorf (l) and Alex Mitchell-Lindsey Two GDCB faculty were mentors to interns participating in the Iowa State University George Washington Carver (GCW) Internship program this summer.  Professor Steven Howell was a faculty mentor to Alex Mitchell-Lindsey, a high school student...
October 12, 2013
Dean Schmittmann, Dr. Bassham, Dr. Powell- Coffman, and SVP and Provost Wickert (l to r) GDCB Professor Diane Bassham was presented with a Medallion recognizing her as the inaugural recipient of the Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professorship in Plant Physiology.  The event, which...
October 12, 2013
Two GDCB faculty, Philip Becraft, Professor, and Thomas Peterson, Professor and Pioneer Chair in Maize Molecular Genetics, each edited a book this year about plant science. The new book “Seed Genomics,” edited by Professor Philip Becraft, is an up-to-date review of seed genomics, from basic seed...
October 05, 2013
Skunk River Crew rolling down the river Biology students learn about the natural world and the real-world challenges to health, agriculture and the environment  in their classrooms, laboratories, and, in some cases, in the nearby Skunk River.  The Skunk River Navy (SRN) was...
September 04, 2013
Mary Madsen, RN; Dr. Barbara Krumhardt, and Dr. Karri Haen (left to right) In a time of record enrollments across the University, the success of the Biology 255/255L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Biology 256/256L Fundamentals of Human Physiology courses is remarkable.  Over 670...
September 04, 2013
Professor Clark Coffman (left) and Dr. Emily Elliott GDCB Professor Clark Coffman and Dr. Emily R. Elliott, postdoctoral research fellow in GDCB, have been selected as 2013-2014 Scholars in The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Program.  Professor...
August 05, 2013
Professor Michael Muszynski Professor Michael Muszynski joined the GDCB faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor in GDCB on July 1, 2013, following a nationwide faculty search.  The Chair of GDCB, Dr. Jo Anne Powell-Coffman said, “We are fortunate to recruit Dr. Muszynski...

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