About the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program

Iowa State University has been recognized as one of the top Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) PhD programs in the nation. 

The Iowa State University Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Program offers Ph.D. training at the intersections of Biological, Computing and Information Sciences. BCB alums have achieved superior outcomes in the academic, industrial and public sectors.  Information on BCB alum outcomes for our 100+ graduates is on the alumni page.

The BCB Graduate program is one of the first Bioinformatics and Computational Biology PhD programs in the United States. A history of the BCB program is here. Read more about

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Recent News

August 8, 2019

Congratulations to Naihui Zhou! Naihui has been selected as one of the 2019 recipients of the Lora and Russ Talbot Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Medicine.  Naihui is a student with Iddo Friedberg (VMPM) and Mark Kaiser (EEB) in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program and Statistics.  

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