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November 20, 2017

AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is honoring an Iowa State researcher who studies the molecular mechanisms of plant viruses and another who develops software that unlocks the power of supercomputers.

November 9, 2017

Dr. Richard Martin’s work with parasites has led to many discoveries that has global relevance for both human and animal health.  In recognition of his work in this field, Martin has been named the inaugural holder of the Dr. E.A. Benbrook Endowed Chair in Pathology and Parasitology in Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

October 30, 2017

A $1 million grant will help Thomas Lubberstedt and Kathleen Delate, agronomy, advance the genetics of corn varieties intended to be grown in organic settings. The project aims to improve the performance of field and sweet corn varieties in conditions unique to organic production systems

October 24, 2017

The National Science Foundation renewed the grant of Diane Bassham (genetics, development and cell biology professor) and Gustavo MacIntosh (biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology associate professor), effective Aug. 1. The $899,991 grant is Award No. 1714996, “Autophagy-dependent and –independent mechanisms of RNA transport to the vacuole and their role in rRNA turnover and cellular homeostasis.” The grant’s estimated end date is July 31, 2021.

October 16, 2017

Agronomy Hall may be the only building on campus with a boot scraper at most entrances – as many faculty, staff and students are doing field work. In a recent Facebook post, the agronomy department gave a shout out to their “awesome custodial crew!”