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May 30, 2017

Jim Reecy, professor of animal science and director of the office of biotechnology, and a BCB faculty member, has been named an associate vice president for research in the office of the vice president for research (OVPR), effective June 1. Reecy takes over the position from Wolfgang Kliemann, who will return to the mathematics department in August. Kliemann had served in the role since 2014.

Reecy will work with faculty and the OVPR leadership team to develop opportunities for interdisciplinary research and to support faculty in successfully pursuing their research goals.

May 18, 2017

Researchers working on Plant Stress and GrowthAMES, IA – Iowa State University researchers for the first time have mapped the various molecular components that govern how environmentally stressed plants interrupt their normal growth pathways by tapping into an important energy recycling function.

May 16, 2017

Need help writing, formatting, or finalizing parts of your thesis or dissertation? The

May 15, 2017

A total of eight students will be joining BCB this fall to pursue their PhD degrees.  Here are three students who will be joining from overseas:

Shofi Andari

Malang, Indonesia



BS and MS in Statistics

Institut Pertanian Bogor

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nop

Google Scholar: http://bit.ly/1QLInhj

May 8, 2017

The Center for Communication Excellence of the Graduate College provides graduate students with advanced writing support, resources, and development opportunities. To expand the scope of their services in the upcoming academic year, they would like to train a new cohort of Graduate Peer Mentors – Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Writing Consultants.


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