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MBB Building

The Molecular Biology Building houses two of the eighteen departments which participate in the BCB Graduate Program at Iowa State University.

The BCB Graduate Program

The BCB Graduate Program provides an interdisciplinary research environment where successful collaborations between life science researchers and computational scientists have developed over its 14 year history.

Receive Stipend and Tuition Credits

Choose PhD study in ISU's BCB Graduate program and enter a vibrant learning community supported by world class resources. Entering students enjoy full tuition and health insurance credits, as well as a yearly stipend which can range up to $25,000 depending on the fellowship received. Apply by Jan. 15. FAQs to apply.

Outstanding BCB Faculty

Interdisciplinary research is possible at Iowa State in bioinformatics and computational biology because of the many collaborations among outstanding BCB faculty members.

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News & Updates

Two Speakers set for BCB Retreat/Symposium on March 27


Fadi Towfic, a BCB alum from Vasant Honavar's lab will be one of the speakers at the BCB Retreat to take place March 27 at Reiman Gardens.

Fadi is Vice President of Biocomputing for Immuneering, Boston, a company which uses data from clinical trials to help increase drug efficacy for patients with chronic conditions. He will talk about his career since graduating with his PhD in BCB in Spring 2011.

Teresa Przytycka, a senior investigator at NCBI, NLM, and NIH will also speak at the event.

Her research concentrates on computational modeling and analysis of biological processes, with an emphasis in hypothesis and theory-driven questions that are enabled by large-scale data analysis using but not limited to graph theoretical and algorithmic approaches.

She will also speak about the current funding environment for researchers.

Additional information can be found here.