Hua Bai photo
Assistant Professor
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Aging
Diane Bassham photo
Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology
Plant Cell Biology
Senior Lecturer
Development of Bio-mechanics courses
Philip Becraft
Maize endosperm development, genetics, genomics
Clark Coffman image
Associate Professor
Regulatory networks surrounding cell migration and programmed cell death
Photo of Drena Dobbs
University Professor
Understanding how proteins and nucleic acids achieve their functional three-dimensional structures
Karin Dorman image
Professor, Dale D. Grosvenor Chair
Mathematical Models for the study of the biology of infectious diseases
Jeffrey Essner photo
Genes required for tumor angiogenesis
Xun Gu photo
Systems Biology and Evolution
Mohan Gupta photo
Assistant Professor
Microtubule dynamics and function, kinesin motor proteins
Karri Whitmer
Teaching research and Metazoan mitochondrial genomes
Eric Henderson photo
Harry Horner photo
University Professor
Cellular and developmental biology of male sterility in crop plants and plant calcium oxalate; light and electron microscopy methods
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor
Stress Tolerance in Plants
Dior Kelley
Assistant Professor (Adjunct Faculty)
Using systems integration of large-scale omics approaches to explore how auxin signaling modules control diverse developmental processes in Arabidopsis
Adjunct Associate Professor
Johanna Kowalko
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Genetic basis of behavioral variation in natural populations using zebra and cave fish model systems
Jelena Kraft
Julie Kuhlman photo
Assistant Professor
Formation of the Enteric Nervous System
Sayali Kukday photo
Evidence-based teaching strategies
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill photo
Associate Professor
Maize Genomics and Phenotype Prediction, Crop Improvement
Photo of Carly Manz
Biology education research and origins of modern placental mammal clades
Mike McCloskey photo
Associate Professor
Membrane physiology
Maura McGrail
Assistant Professor
Cancer genetics and genomics in zebrafish
Thomas Peterson
Professor & Pioneer Chair in Maize Molecular Genetics
Identification of gene structures in maize
Jo-Anne Powell Coffman photo
Professor and Chair
Animal Stress Mechanisms and Sensory Systems
Steven Rodermel
Distinguished Professor
Chloroplast biogenesis, intracellular communication, mechanisms of photosynthesis
Don Sakaguchi picture
Neuroprotective and neuroregenerative strategies
Eve Wurtele photo
Plant Development and Composition
Jeffrey Trimarchi photo
Assistant Professor
Development and Degeneration of Neurons
Assistant Professor and Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy Faculty Fellow
Transcriptional Regulation, Reproductive Biology
Erik Vollbrecht photo
Plant Developmental Mechanisms
Photo of Marna Yandeau-Nelson
Assistant Professor
Biosynthetic and Regulatory Genetic networks of metabolic traits
Bing Yang
Associate Professor
Deployment of Genetic Disease Resistance Genes in Crop Plants
Yanhai Yin
Understanding how plant steroid hormones Brassinosteroids (BRs) regulate plant growth and development

Affiliate and Courtesy faculty

James Colbert
Associate Professor: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Evolution Education, Biodiversity Education, Iowa Lichen Diversity
Kristen Johansen
Professor: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Regulation of nuclear organization and function
Professor: Agronomy (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Applied Plant Molecular Genetics
Marit Nilsen-Hamilton
Professor (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Nucleic acid, aptamer-based analytical technology; growth factor function
Patrick Schnable
C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Crop Development though plant genomics
Ian Schneider
Professor: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Assistant Professor (Collaborator/Affiliate Faculty)
Sanjeevi Sivasankar
Associate Professor: Department of Physics and Astronomy (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Biophysics of cell adhesion, biophysical studies of neurodegenerative diseases, technology development for Biophysics and Nanoscience

Teaching Staff

Teaching Lab Coordinator
Teaching Lab Coordinator
Senior Teaching Lab Coordinator


Program Manager
Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Howell Lab
Academic Adviser
Academic Adviser – Biology and Genetics