Current Students

Fall 2015 New Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Students at Iowa State UniversityNew Students have found permanent lab homes !!


Our new students who joined last Fall have finished their rotations and selected their new permanent labs.

Several did rotations with several new faculty in the BCB program.

They have taken part in several sponsored BCBGSO activities including a trip to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines and a peer mentoring program.  Some were involved with the BCBGSO Unix and Python workshops. Many took part in the BCB Symposium on March 25.  The Wrap-Up dinner on April 29 was excellent.  We celebrated with several students who have or will graduate.

Our new Fall 2016 class has been finalized and nine students will be joining us this fall.  Information on them will appear soon.


Resources for Students

For all students Campus Resources For New Students
BCB Handbook Student Counseling Pre Arrival
Forms and Publications Harassment Issues Post Arrival
High Performance Computing Ombuds Office Rotations

Latest Resource: On-Line Laptop checkout form

Congratulations to Recent Graduates

Spring, 2015

--Ying Feng, Plant Path and Micro, Miller/Dorman, Data Scientist for Schneider National, Green Bay, WI.

--Santhosh Kumar Vammi, ComSci, Song/Jernigan, to be determined.

Spring, 2016

--Divita Mathur, GDCB, Henderson/Jack Lutz, Negotiations are still underway for the position she will take.

--Daniel Standage, GDCB, Brendel/Toth, postdoc in Titus Brown’s lab, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA area; In Vet Med Department but is into software engineering and genomics.

--Jesse Walsh, ECPE, Dickerson/Lawrence, TBD.

Summer, 2016

--Bhagyashree Birla, GDCB, Chou/Schnable, TBD.

--Jennifer Chang, GDCB, Chou/Nikolau, TBD.

--Adarsh Jose, BBMB, Nikolau/Huang, Kaleido Biosciences, Cambridge, MA.

--Divya Mistry, ECPE, Dickerson/Dobbs, SalesForce.

--Xin Yin, Statistics, Dorman/Phillips, Ebay, Research Engineer.

Publications and Dissertations

BCB now has a presence on ISU's Digital Repository here.  Currently, some dissertations are there.  Publications will also be added over time.  Publication citations are currently here.

Internship Opportunities for Current Students

BCB students have taken part in important internship opportunities typically during summer semesters including:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim - Xin Yin
  • Dow - Chris Eisley, Ruolin Liu, Yuan Wang
  • Genentech - Kannan Sankar
  • Merck - Misha Rajaram, Li Xue and Usha Muppirala
  • Monsanto - Wengang Zhou
  • Micron Technologies - Yao Fu
  • Novartis - Xiaoyong Sun
  • Regeneron - Jie Liu
  • Siemens - Fadi Towfic
  • Syngenta - Yves Sucaet, Matt Moscou, Divya Mistry

View the Internship page here.

After Graduation

View job placement sites here.