Yanhai Yin, GDCB chair
Professor and Chair
Understanding how plant steroid hormones Brassinosteroids (BRs) regulate plant growth and development
Sarah Anderson, GDCB assistant professor
Assistant Professor
Maize genetics & genomics, transposable elements, seed development
Assistant Professor
Cell Biology at the Plant-Microbe Interface
Associate Professor
Homeostatic regulation of stress, metabolism and aging. Inter-tissue and inter-organelle communication (Peroxisome-Mitochondria)
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Distinguished Professor, Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology
Plant Cell Biology
Teaching Professor
Development of Pre-medical, Health Professional career and Bio-mechanics courses
Clyde Campbell, GDCB adjunct assistant professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Associate Professor
Regulatory networks surrounding cell migration and programmed cell death
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Professor, Dale D. Grosvenor Chair
Mathematical Models for the study of the biology of infectious diseases
Assistant Professor
Normal and Diseased Hematopoiesis
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Genes required for tumor angiogenesis
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Systems Biology and Evolution
Assistant Professor
Receptor kinase, signal transduction and transcriptional regulation in plant growth and stress responses
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Associate Professor
Microtubule dynamics and function, kinesin motor proteins
Karri Haen Whitmer, Ph.D.
Associate Department Chair for Teaching and Teaching Professor
evolution of the nervous system; bionics
Eric R. Henderson, Professor, GDCB
Molecular Biology, Bionanotechnology, Gadgets
Dior Kelley
Assistant Professor
Using systems integration of large-scale omics approaches to explore how auxin signaling modules control diverse developmental processes in Arabidopsis
Kent Kerby.
Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Adjunct Associate Professor
Jelena Kraft
Assistant Teaching Professor
Biology education research and plant virus translation mechanisms
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Associate Teaching Professor
Biology Education Research (current) and Enzyme activators as therapeutic agents in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Discovery, CALS
Plant Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics & Phenomics
Carly Manz, GDCB assistant teaching professor
Assistant Chair for Teaching and Associate Teaching Professor
Biology education research and origins of modern placental mammal clades
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Associate Professor
Membrane physiology
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Research
Brain development and disease
Thomas Peterson
Professor & Pioneer Chair in Maize Molecular Genetics
Identification of gene structures in maize
Professor and Associate Dean
Biomedical Research, Developmental Genetics, Scholarship of teaching and learning
Steven Rodermel
Distinguished Professor
Chloroplast biogenesis, intracellular communication, mechanisms of photosynthesis
D Sakaguchi
Morrill Professor; Director of Biology and Genetics Undergraduate Programs
Neuroprotective and neuroregenerative strategies
Renu Srivastava
Assistant Teaching Professor
Endoplasmic reticulum stress responses and Biology Education
Associate Professor and Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy Faculty Fellow
Transcriptional Regulation, Reproductive Biology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Maize genetics and genome editing with a focus on genes involved in plant development and stress responses
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Plant Developmental Mechanisms
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Associate Professor
Biosynthetic and Regulatory Genetic networks of metabolic traits

Affiliate and Courtesy faculty

Kristen Johansen, affiliate and courtesy faculty
Professor: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Regulation of nuclear organization and function
Professor: Agronomy (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Applied Plant Molecular Genetics
Elizabeth McNeill, assistant professor in Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
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
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (Courtesy Joint Faculty)
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Justin Walley, associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology; Chair - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program
Plant-Microbe Interactions, Systems Biology
Bing Yang
Professor (Affiliate Faculty)
Deployment of Genetic Disease Resistance Genes in Crop Plants

Teaching Staff

Teaching Lab Coordinator
Teaching Lab Coordinator
Teaching Lab Coordinator


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Espin Palazon Lab
Program Manager
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yandeau-Nelson Lab
Associate Scientist
Aung Lab
Geng Ding, research scientist
Research Scientist III
Academic Adviser II