Fall 2017 Class of BCB Students

Photo of Fall 2017 BCB Class at ISUEight new students entered the BCB Program in Fall 2017 and one new student, Schuyler Smith, entered in Spring 2017.  The Fall 2017 students are beginning their rotations in the labs of various BCB faculty members.  Front left are: Shofi Andari, Sharmistha Chakrabortty, and Yulu Chen. Back left are: Zerui Zhang, Paul Villanueva, Pranav Khade, Zachary Lozier, Schuyler Smith, and Basil Khuder.  They have all put their profiles on the People page in the BCB website. 

The BCBGSO Board has another outstanding group of students involved this year.  Alvin Chon was selected as the president, Sagnik Banerjee is Vice President with several other students generously volunteering for key roles in the organization including: Xiyu Peng, Treasurer; Paul Villanueva, BCBLab, Valeria Velasquez-Zapata, Outreach, Devin Molnau, Social Chair and Urminder Singh, IT. 

Plans are to have a very active BCBLab component which provides BCB students with consulting opportunities.

The BCBGSO Board has already begun planning for the 4th Annual BCB Symposium in Spring 2018 and have begun  soliciting suggestions for speakers.  Here's to another great year in BCB at ISU!!


Resources for Students

For all students Campus Resources For New Students
BCB Handbook Student Counseling Pre Arrival
Forms and Publications Harassment Issues Orientation
BCB Administration Ombuds Office Rotations

Latest Resource: On-Line Laptop checkout form

Congratulations to Recent Graduates

Fall, 2016

--Jie Liu, BBMB, Jernigan/Song, TBD.

--Kannan Sankar, BBMB, Jernigan/Dobbs, Schrodinger - Computational Drug Design, Antibody Engineering, New York City.

Spring, 2017

Bhagyashree Birla, GDCB, Henderson/Dill, TBD

Haibo Liu, Animal Science, Tuggle/Liu, Pioneer.

Summer, 2017

--Priyanka Surana, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Wise/Nettleton, TBD.

--Zhanyou Xu, Agronomy, Beavis/Cannon, Advanta, US, Inc.

BCB 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, Gaurav Kandoi
  • 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.