Emeritus Professor Joan K. (Jody) Stadler died on July 26, 2018, in Sugar Land, Texas. A University Professor at Iowa State University, Stadler was a member of the former Zoology/Genetics Department. She was the founder in 1991 of the Interdepartmental Genetics Graduate Program (now Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program).
Stadler joined ISU in 1972. She was named a University Professor in 1972, and she retired in 1996.
Distinguished Professor Steve Rodermel of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology said, “She was a mentor and friend to many of us; she will be missed, but her spirit still animates IG2.”
The family is planning a memorial service on Oct. 6 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Additional details will follow.