BCB Program Administration


Administrative Assistance

The main administrative office for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate students is the BCB program office in 2014 Molecular Biology Building (MBB). Office hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The BCB Program Coordinator can be contacted by email throughout the day at bcb@iastate.edu.

Program Administration

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program policies and activities are overseen by the Chair, Supervisory Committee, and Program Coordinator. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program.

The BCB Handbook provides information on many aspects of the BCB program.

BCB Chair

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill
35B Carver Co-Lab


Photo of Carolyn Lawrence-Dill

BCB Program Coordinator

Carla Harris
2014 Molecular Biology Building



Supervisory Committee





Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, GDCB (Chair)
Iddo Friedberg, VMPM, (Associate Chair)

Karin Dorman, Statistics
Marna Yandeau Nelson, GDCB
Matthew Hufford, EEOB
Julie Dickerson, CPRE
Dennis Lavrov, EEOB (former chair)

Admissions Committee

Dan Nettleton, Statistics, Chair
Tracy Heath - EEOB
Julie Dickerson, ECPE
Steve Whitham, Plant Path and Micro
Xiaoqiu Huang - Computer Science
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, GDCB, chair of BCB

Curriculum Committee

Amy Toth, EEOB, chair

Dennis Lavrov, EEOB
Geetu Tuteja, GDCB
Oliver Eulenstein, Instructor for BCB 567
Karin Dorman, Instructor for BCB 568
Julie Dickerson, Instructor for BCB 570

BCBGSO Advisor


Marna Yandeau Nelson, GDCB

Participating Departments

Cooperating Programs