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September 04, 2012
Prof. Jo Anne Powell-Coffman GDCB Professor and Interim Department Chair, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, has been chosen as 1 of only 40 faculty in the nation who will serve as Vision and Change Leadership Fellow for the  Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE)...
August 04, 2012
The growth of an existing endowment fund at Iowa State University will create a new professorship in plant biology in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB).  The Loomis family established the Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Fund in 1981 to maintain and build upon...
August 04, 2012
Prof. Jo Anne Powell-Coffman How does the altered gravity experienced during space flight change the abilities of animals to respond to stress or to resist food-borne pathogens? A team of ISU scientists, including GDCB Professor and Interim Department Chair, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, has...
August 04, 2012
Prof. Jeffrey Trimarchi Prof. Jeff Trimarchi, an assistant professor in the GDCB Department, uses state-of-the-art technologies to analyze the changes of gene expression that accompany eye development or disease.  Dr. Trimarchi is one of the few scientists who do this kind of analysis...
August 04, 2012
Prof. Martin Spalding Dr. Marty Spalding, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate Dean and Professor in GDCB, has received a three-year sponsored grant award of $510,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research project entitled, Structure/Function of the Novel Proteins...
August 04, 2012
GDCB would like to congratulate the following students affiliated with the department who graduated in summer term. Undergraduate Students Biology: Sarah Caudill, Colin Coulter, Sara Garton, Luke Hardi, Kyleigh Huth, Drew Iannone, Angela Johnson, Timothy Landwehr, Carmen Leon, Christine...
August 01, 2012
  Prof. Colbert and Skunk River Navy volunteers Jim Colbert, Associate Professor of Biology in EEOB and courtesy joint faculty in GDCB, is this year’s recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Cassling Family Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching. ...
July 28, 2012
GDCB 2012 Recognition Luncheon GDCB Recognition Luncheon.  Ninety-five students, faculty, and staff associated with GDCB were recognized for their achievements during the year at the annual GDCB Honors and Awards Recognition Luncheon held on April 24, 2012 in the Molecular Biology...
July 04, 2012
Dr. Michael Muszynski Dr. Michael Muszynski, GDCB Adjunct Assistant Professor, has been awarded $15,000 from the USDA-Agriculture Research Services (ARS) for his project entitled, “Development of functional molecular markers for the Ga1 locus.” The objective of this research is to...
July 04, 2012
  Dr. Bing Yang Dr. Bing Yang, GDCB Assistant Professor, will collaborate with Dr. Blake Meyers of the University of Delaware on the USDA NIFA sponsored project, entitled “The Role of the Rice OsHEN1 in Small RNA Modifications and in Responses to Bacterial Blight.” Dr. Yang, Co-PI on...
July 04, 2012
Dr. Eve Wurtele (left) and Dr. Bing Yang Dr. Eve Syrkin Wurtele, GDCB professor, and Micheline Ngaki, a graduate research assistant in Prof. Wurtele’s lab, along with research groups at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, uncovered the function of three plant proteins of the...
May 28, 2012
Dr Lois Girton (left) and Denise Hix Dr. Lois Girton, undergraduate academic adviser for biology and genetics, and Denise Hix, undergraduate academic adviser for biology, were each recognized with advising awards by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for their outstanding...
May 04, 2012
Dr. Barbara Krumhardt Dr. Barbara Krumhardt, a senior lecturer in genetics, development and cell biology, is known for motivating her students to think creatively about science in the large Biology 255 human anatomy and 256 human physiology lectures and the smaller lab sections she...
May 04, 2012
Dr. Taner Sen Dr. Taner Z. Sen, a collaborating assistant professor of GDCB and a Computational Biologist for the USDA Research Service (USDA-ARS), was recently profiled by the Biophysical Society in their May 2012 newsletter.
May 01, 2012
GDCB was honored to award the first David Gladson Scholarship this spring to Eun-Ah Ye, a Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience doing her graduate research in Professor Don Sakaguchi’s laboratory. The endowed scholarship was established in memory of David Gladson, who battled Multiple Sclerosis...
April 28, 2012
Professor Eric Henderson Prof. Eric Henderson was awarded a $100,000 grant from The Discovery Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his research project titled, “DNA Nanodevice for Pathogen Detection.” For this research project, Dr. Henderson will use DNA as a...
April 04, 2012
Drs. Jim Colbert of EEOB and Clark Coffman and Ethelbert Kemdirim of GDCB, introductory biology instructors for Principles of Biology, were recognized as being especially influential instructors by recent inductees into the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies....
April 04, 2012
L to R, Brock Pope, Prof. Jeff Trimarchi, Dr. Curtis Mosher and Nathan Sage Two ISU undergraduate students, Brock Pope and Nathan Sage, who conducted research projects in the labs of two GDCB faculty and a GDCB scientist along with mentors from outside the department, displayed their...
March 04, 2012
  Professor Ling Li Professor Ling Li, GDCB Adjunct Assistant Professor and Associate Scientist, recently received a one-year ISU Research Foundation award of $30,000 for her research project entitled, “QQS as a molecular tool to increase the protein content of commercial crops.” Dr...
February 04, 2012
CYtation Awardees Diane Jepsen, who handles accounting and purchasing for GDCB, was one of eight P&S staff members to receive the Fall 2011 CYtation Award. This award recognizes individuals who perform above and beyond the call of duty, do something extraordinarily well, or act in such a...
January 04, 2012
Professor Wurtele Professor Eve Syrkin Wurtele of GDCB, along with Professor Basil Nikolau of BBMB and other colleagues at institutions around the country, have developed resources that may lead to the discovery of new, medicinally important compounds found in plants. The research...

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