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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 their rotations and most have joined their permanent labs.  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 put together a wonderful symposium which took place March 30 at the ISU Alumni Center.  It was the 4th Annual BCB Symposium and the student group secured a grant from the Office of Biotechnology and several Colleges which made the symposium possible.  Matthew Wilkerson and John Van Hemert, both BCB alums presented at the Symposium, as well as one past and one current BCB Faculty member.  Board members included Alvin Chon, president, Sagnik Banerjee, Vice President, 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 an important opportunity to do consulting work.  A major project has begun with Reiman Gardens' and their butterfly research.  The project will involve butterfly data from across the nation.

Congratulations to Basil Khuder who has been elected president of the BCBGSO for the 2018-2019 academic year !

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

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

Spring, 2018

Sambit Mishra, Oakridge National Lab, with Julie Mitchell, Deputy Director of the Bioscience Division

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.