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Natalia Acevedo-Luna
Graduate Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant, Dr. Heike Hofmann
Departments:
Transcriptional Profiling, Gene Regulation, Data Visualization
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Professor
Evolutionary Biology, Morphometrics, Biostatistics
Shofi Andari
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D., Rotation Student
Structural Bioinformatics, comparative genetics, Transcriptomics
Tavis Anderson
Affiliate Assistant Professor
VMPM; evolutionary biology; epidemiology; influenza A virus
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Departments:
Genetics/Development, Cell Biology -AGLS
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Professor
Magnetic Resonance, Macromolecular Structure
Zeb Arendsee
Graduate Assistant-Teaching, Wurtele Lab
Gene Evolution
Graduate Assistant - Teaching, Dr. Roger Wise Lab
Promoter Mining, Protein Protein Interaction, RNA Seq analysis
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Professor, Major/Co-Major Professor
Departments:
Operations Research and Genetic Improvement
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Data Scientist, Genomic and Data Science Group, Monsanto
Genomic and Data Science
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Graduate Assistant, Wurtele Lab
Ophan Genes, Bioinformatics, Plant Biology
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Professor
Departments:
Plant Genomics
Field Application Scientist at QIAGEN
Next-Generation Sequencing
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Graduate Research Assistant, Lawrence-Dill Lab
Predictive Plant Phenomics, Machine Learning
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Associate Professor
Comparative Biology of Aging
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Collaborator Associate Professor
Departments:
Comparative Genomics
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Postdoctoral Fellow with Amy Vincent, USDA-ARS National Animal Disease Center, Ames, IA
Network Biology, Data Visualization
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D., Dekkers Lab
Departments:
Animal Breeding and Genetics, transcriptome, sequencing analysis
Keting Chen
Graduate Research Assistant, Yandeau-Nelson Lab
functional prediction, modeling
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Professor
Departments:
Structure Function of viral envelope glycoproteins
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Graduate Research Assistant, Huang Lab
Departments:
Bioinformatics, Big Data, Personalized Medicine
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Professor, Lanh & Oanh Nguyen Endowed Chair of Software Engineering
Departments:
Software Engineering, Computer Science
Graduate Student
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, Section Leader of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Departments:
Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
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Professor, Instructor - BCB 570 and 590 Sec 3, Supervisory Committee - ex officio for the P3 program
Metabolomics, Image Processing, Machine Learning
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University Professor
Departments:
Biostatistics
Graduate Student - Howe Lab
Bacterial Ecology, Scientific Computing, Statistical Bioinformatics
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Professor, Instructor - BCB 568, Supervisory Committee - 2017 - 2020
Comparative Genomics, Statistical Bioinformatics, Mathematical Biology
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Professor, Instructor - BCB 567
Departments:
Computational Biology, Phylogenomics, Phylogenetics
Cam Fay
Graduate Assistant - Research, Toth Lab
Computational Biology
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Professor
Departments:
Combinatorial Algorithms
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Professor
Departments:
Animal Breeding and Genetics
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BCB Chair and Director of Graduate Education (DOGE) - 2019 - 2021, Associate Professor
Deep Learning, Computational Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics
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Associate Professor
Biological Data Mining modeling and analytics
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Professor, Instructor - BCB 590 sec. 4
Computational Biology
Md. Nafiz Hamid
Graduate Assistant - Research, Friedberg Lab
Machine Learning
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Professor
Protein structure and function; Heme proteins; X-ray crystallography
BCB/IGG/ImBio Graduate Program Coordinator
Graduate Students
Graduate Research Assistant, Lawrence-Dill Lab
Bioinformatics
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Assistant Professor
Phylogenetics
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Professor
Nanotechnology
Jessica Hicks
Graduate Student, Staff Scientist, National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL), Minion Lab
veterinary diagnostics
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Distinguished Professor
Departments:
Condensed Matter
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Professor
Departments:
Data Visualization
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Professor
Crystallography
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Assistant Professor
biological data mining, modeling and analytics
John Hsieh
Graduate Assistant - Research, Lamont Lab
Departments:
Transcriptomics
Associate Professor
Predictive Plant Phenomics, Data Analytics, Decision Support Systems
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Professor
Departments:
Genome Assembly
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Associate Professor
Crop Genetics
Graduate Assistant-Teaching/Research
Plant Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics, Big Data
Graduate Assistant-Research, Dr. Geetu Tuteja
Next-Generation Sequencing, Systems Biology, Biological Databases
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Professor
Comparative Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics, Biological/Ecological Modeling and Simulation
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Associate Professor
Metabolic Engineering
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Professor, Instructor - BCB 569 and 593
proteomics, Structural Bioinformatics, Machine Learning
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Professor
Departments:
host-pathogen relationship of Leishmania amazonensis infection
Graduate Student
Graduate Assistant-Research, Friedberg Lab
Computational Biology, Gene Ontology
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Assistant Professor
Departments:
Data Science, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Biology
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Graduate Assistant-Research, Dickerson Lab
Biological Data Science, Machine Learning, Biological Data Mining modeling and analytics
Assistant Professor
Using systems integration of large-scale omics approaches to explore how auxin signaling modules control diverse developmental processes in Arabidopsis
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D., Rotation Student, Dr. Robert Jernigan
Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Bioinformatics
Avani Khadilkar
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu
Bioinformatics
Dan Kool
Graduate Assistant, Jernigan Lab
Computational Biology
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Professor
Software systems; software safety and security; software analysis and verification; high performance computing
Graduate Research Assistant, Jernigan Lab
Structural Bioinformatics, Phylogeny
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Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor
Departments:
Functional Genomics
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Associate Professor, Instructor - BCB 546X
Phylogenetics, Molecular Evolution, Mitochondrial Biology
Graduate Assistant-Research
BCB
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Associate Professor
Departments:
Statistics, Transcriptomics, Predictive Plant Phenomics
Graduate Assistant-Research
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Graduate Assistant-Research, Nettleton Lab
Departments:
Statisitcs, R Language
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Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D.
Predictive Plant Phenomics, Plant Pathology
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Assistant Professor
Macro-systems Ecology, Ecosystem Modeling, Global Biogeochemistry
Professor
Computational Complexity
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Professor
Departments:
Computational Biology
Professor
Metabolomics; Genomics, Transcriptomics
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Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Carol Vohs Johnson Chair, Associate Vice President for Research, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research, Scientist, Ames Laboratory, Division of Materials Science and Engineering
Smart Polymers for Delivery of Genetic Material, Polymers for Vaccine Delivery, Bioinspired Nanocomposites
Nancy Manchanda
Graduate Research Assistant, Hufford Lab
Plant Bioinformatics/Genetics/Genomics, Data Analysis
Carla Mann
Graduate Research Assistant, Dobbs Lab
Machine Learning
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Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
DNA self-assembly
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Professor
plant virology, Translation, RNA structure
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Professor, Major/Co-Major Professor
Functional Genomics
Divya Mistry
Graduate Assistant-Research
Bioinformatics
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Associate Professor of Pharmacology, European Veterinary Specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Departments:
Pharmacology, Toxicology
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Graduate Research Assistant, Nason Lab
Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology
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Assistant Professor
Noncoding RNA discovery, RNA structure and function
Viraj Muthye
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Lavrov Lab
Evolutionary Biology
Dr. John Nason
Professor and Chair
Evolutionary Genomics
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Distinguished Professor
Departments:
Statistics
Graduate Assistant
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Associate Professor
Departments:
Data Science, Imaging and Signal Processing
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Frances M. Craig Professor
Metabolism, Metabolomics; Genomics
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Professor
Structural Bioinformatics
Graduate Research Assistant, Dorman lab
Departments:
Biological system modeling
Professor
Biosynthesis and physiological function of diterpenoid natural products.
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Professor
Comparative Genomics
Graduate Student
Professor
Microbial Genomics

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