BCB Program Administration


Administrative Assistance

The main administrative office for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate students is the BCB program office in 2014 Molecular Biology Building (MBB). Office hours are 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The BCB Program Coordinator can be contacted by email throughout the day at bcb@iastate.edu.

Program Administration

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program policies and activities are overseen by the Chair, Supervisory Committee, and Program Coordinator. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program.


The BCB Handbook provides information on many aspects of the BCB program.

BCB Chair

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill

35B Carver Co-Lab



Photo of Carolyn Lawrence-Dill

BCB Program Coordinator

Trish Stauble

2014 Molecular Biology Building



Supervisory Committee






Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, GDCB (Chair)
Iddo Friedberg, VMPM, (Associate Chair)

Oliver Eulenstein, ComS
Sue Lamont, AnSci
Matthew Hufford, EEOB
Julie Dickerson, CPRE
Robert Jernigan, BBMB
Dennis Lavrov, EEOB (former chair)




Admissions Committee


Dan Nettleton, Statistics, Chair

Tracy Heath - EEOB

Adina Howe - Agricultural Biosystems Engineering

Xiaoqiu Huang - Computer Science

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, GDCB, chair of BCB


Curriculum Committee

Amy Toth, EEOB, chair

Dennis Lavrov, EEOB

Geetu Tuteja, GDCB

Oliver Eulenstein, Instructor for BCB 567

Karin Dorman, Instructor for BCB 568

Julie Dickerson, Instructor for BCB 570


BCBGSO Advisor


Marna Yandeau Nelson, GDCB

Participating Departments


Cooperating Programs