May 09, 2019

Recently CB had the annual Faculty meeting and the eight new affiliated faculty with BCB were invited to give seminars about their research.  This link provides all eight of their seminars.  


April 04, 2019

Valeria is an international student from Colombia. She completed two B.Sc, degrees, including biological engineering at the National University of Colombia and biology at the University of Antioquia in Colombia.

November 28, 2018

Authors:  Ashish Jain and Geetu Tuteja

November 28, 2018

Authors:  Muthye, Viraj, and Dennis V. Lavrov.

August 24, 2018

AMES – Teaching a machine to finish a complex task can save humans a lot of time, effort and money. But first, the machine has to learn how, and that comes with plenty of its own challenges.

June 14, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will host a national center of excellence devoted to understanding the genomic, or molecular mechanisms that govern important genetic traits in swine such as growth and disease resistance.

May 25, 2018

A large number of BCB students from the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program at Iowa State University will be presenting at an international conference to be held in Chicago, IL, July 6 through 10th.  The conference entitled, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (IS

May 03, 2018

Julie Dickerson, a BCB faculty member in ECPE, was P.I. and Gaurav Kandoi, a PhD BCB student in her lab, was coP.I.

April 13, 2018

Several BCB students took part in the GPSS Conference held April 11 in the Memorial Union at Iowa State.  More information about the conference is below.

April 02, 2018

Amy Toth, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, and a BCB Faculty member, was named a 2019 Fulbright Scholar to support her upcoming sabbatical studies at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue in Bariloche, Argentina. She will collaborate with Argentine ecologists to study “Bombus dahlbomii,” the giant Patagonian bumblebee. Populations of this bumblebee, a keystone species in Patagonia, have crashed in recent years, landing the bee on the endangered species list.

April 02, 2018

Wendel named 2019 Fulbright Scholar

March 26, 2018

March 28, 2018

Two BCB PhD students presented at the 60th Annual Maize Genetics Conference in Palais du Grand Large, Saint-Malo, France which took place March 22 to March 25, 2018.   Gokul Wimalanathan and Keting Chen presented their research and their abstracts are below.

January 20, 2018

The EPA recently awarded $760,000 to Iowa State Researchers to study blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, a microscopic organism that lives in lakes and streams, usually in low numbers.  Cyanobacteria has the ability to produce toxic byproducts, and can grow quickly and form blooms that

January 17, 2018

The BCB Graduate Student Organization (BCBGSO) will once again participate in the Girl's in Science event in Des Moines on February 10th: .  BCB students have been participating in thi

December 14, 2017

Iowa State University Animal Science Researcher Honored for Genetic Discoveries

AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal geneticist was honored today for discoveries in swine genetics that have saved pork producers and processors money and increased meat quality for consumers.


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