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 7:30 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The BCB Program Coordinator can be contacted by email 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 - 2017-2019)
Iddo Friedberg, VMPM, (2017;Associate Chair)
Karin Dorman, Statistics (2017)
Marna Yandeau Nelson, GDCB (2017)
Julie Dickerson, CPRE (ex officio for the P3 Program)
Justin Walley, PLPM (2018)

Admissions Committee

Robert Jernigan, BBMB (Chair)
Julie Dickerson, ECPE
Steve Whitham, Plant Path and Micro
Zhijun Wu, Math
Greg Phillips, Veterinary Microbiology
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, GDCB, ex-officio, chair of BCB

Curriculum Committee

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

BCBGSO Advisor


Dior Kelley, GDCB

Financial and Logistics:  Carla Harris

Participating Departments

Cooperating Programs