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 have completed two rotations in the program and have begun their third 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 been working on plans for the 4th Annual BCB Symposium on March 30.  A grant from the Office of Biotechnology has been secured.  Matthew Wilkerson, a BCB alum will be one of the prestigious speakers at the Symposium.  Board members include Alvin Chon, president, Sagnik Banerjee, 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. 

The BCBLab has been very active this year with many projects being submitted from across campus.  The BCBLab gives students a consulting opportunity.


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, Field Application Specialist at QIAGEN, Texas.

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

Summer, 2017

--Jennifer Chang, Postdoctoral Fellow with Amy Vincent's lab at the USDA-ARS National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa

--Priyanka Surana, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Wise/Nettleton, Plant Breeding Institute in Sydney, Australia. Bioinformatics Scientist.

Fall, 2017

--Ruolin Liu, Bina/Roche, San Francisco, CA

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.