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Faculty

Photograph of W. A. Miller
Professor
Department: Plant Pathology & Microbiology
plant virology, Translation, RNA structure
Photograph of Chris Minion
Professor, Major/Co-Major Professor
Department: Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Functional Genomics
Photo of Jonathan Mochel
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, European Veterinary Specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Department: Biomedical Sciences
Pharmacology, Toxicology
Photo of Walter Moss
Assistant Professor
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Noncoding RNA discovery, RNA structure and function
Dr. John Nason
Professor and Chair
Department: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Evolutionary Genomics
Photograph of Dan Nettleton
Distinguished Professor
Department: Statistics
Statistics
Associate Professor
Department: Mathematics
Data Science, Imaging and Signal Processing
Photograph of Basil Nikolau
Frances M. Craig Professor
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Metabolism, Metabolomics; Genomics
Photograph of Marit Nilsen-Hamilton
Professor
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Structural Bioinformatics
Photograph of Thomas Peterson
Professor
Department: Agronomy, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Comparative Genomics
Professor
Department: Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Microbial Genomics
Davit Potoyan photo
Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry & Biophysics
Photograph of James Reecy
Professor
Department: Animal Science
Bioinformatic Tools, Livestock Genetics
Assistant Professor
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Protein folding, design, Evolution
Don Sakaguchi
Professor
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Developmental Neurobiology, stem cell biology
Pat Schnable
Distinguished Professor, Iowa Corn Endowed Chair of Genetics
Department: Agronomy, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Structural Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor
Department: Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Photo of Andrew Severin
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Bioinformatics, Aquaculture, Evolution
Photo of Ravi Singh
Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences
proteomics, Structural Bioinformatics, Comparative Genomics
Professor
Department: Mathematics
Biological/Ecological Modeling and Simulation, Biological Data Science
Photo of Guang Song
Associate Professor
Department: Computer Science
Structural Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor
Department: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Comparative Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics
Alex Travesset
Associate Professor
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Bioinformatics
Photo of Christopher Tuggle
Professor
Department: Animal Science
Comparative Genomics, Transcriptomics
Assistant Professor
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
genomics, functional prediction, Computational Systems and Network Biology
Photo of Eric Underbakke
Assistant Professor
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Structural Bioinformatics
Professor
Department: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Comparative Genomics. Evolutionary Genomics. Ecological Genomics. Epigenomics. Transcriptomics.
Photo of Amy Vincent
Assistant Professor
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Biological Data Mining modeling and analytics
Photo of Erik Vollbrecht
Associate Professor
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
understanding molecular mechanisns in plant development and their evolution, transposons and genome dynamics
Photo of Kan Wang
Professor
Department: Agronomy
Bioinformatics
Associate Professor
Department: Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
mathematical modeling, computational optimization
Photo of Jonathan Wendel
Professor
Department: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Comparative Genomics
Mary West Greenlee photo
Associate Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences
Systems Biology
Professor
Department: Plant Pathology & Microbiology
plant virology, soybean functional genomics
Auriel Willette
Assistant Professor
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Neurological Disorders (Alzheimer’s disease)
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Affiliate Professor
Department: Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Genetics & Genomics, Transcriptomics
Professor
Department: Mathematics
optimization and game theory, protein modeling, evolutionary dynamics
Eve Syrkin Wurtele
Professor
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Metabolomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Plant Biology
Assistant Professor
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Functional Genomics, Metabolomics

Graduate Students

Natalia Acevedo-Luna
Graduate Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant, Dr. Heike Hofmann
Department: Statistics
Transcriptional Profiling, Gene Regulation, Data Visualization
Shofi Andari
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D., Rotation Student
Department:
Structural Bioinformatics, comparative genetics, Transcriptomics
Zeb Arendsee
Graduate Assistant-Teaching, Wurtele Lab
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Gene Evolution
Graduate Assistant - Teaching, Dr. Roger Wise Lab
Department: Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Promoter Mining, Protein Protein Interaction, RNA Seq analysis
Photo of Priyanka Bhandary
Graduate Assistant, Wurtele Lab
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Ophan Genes, Bioinformatics, Plant Biology
Photo of Ian Braun
Graduate Research Assistant, Lawrence-Dill Lab
Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Predictive Plant Phenomics, Machine Learning
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D., Dekkers Lab
Department: Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics, transcriptome, sequencing analysis
Keting Chen
Graduate Research Assistant, Yandeau-Nelson Lab
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
functional prediction, modeling
Photo of Alvin Chon
Graduate Research Assistant, Huang Lab
Department: Computer Science
Bioinformatics, Big Data, Personalized Medicine
Graduate Student
Department:
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Graduate Student - Howe Lab
Department: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Bacterial Ecology, Scientific Computing, Statistical Bioinformatics

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