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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

BCB Retreat/Symposium huge success


Dr. Fadi Towfic, a BCB 2011 alum from Vasant Honavar's lab was one of the speakers at the BCB Retreat which took place March 27 at Reiman Gardens.

Fadi is Vice President of Computa-tional Medicine for Immuneering in Boston, MA, a company which uses data from clinical trials to help increase drug efficacy for patients with chronic conditions. He spoke about the central role of computational biology in helping scientists from diverse disciplines work together for effective drug design and delivery.

Teresa Przytycka, a senior investigator at NCBI, NLM, and NIH also spoke 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.

Additional information can be found here.