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December 4, 2017

ISU has had a SACNAS chapter for over four years, expanding the chapter size to 20 active members. The goal of the organization is to promote the involvement of all students in STEM, helping students learn about research opportunities, and offering personal/professional development workshops during chapter meetings every two weeks.

December 4, 2017

Sex chromosomes at the time of fertilization determines the sex of most snakes and lizards. But, the sex of most turtles is determined by environmental conditions after fertilization.  For turtles with temperature-dependent sex determination, the temperature during certain points in development determine the sex ratio. Usually low temperatures produce male turtles and high temps result in more females.

November 27, 2017

Jeanne Serb, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, has been appointed the new director for ISU’s Office of Biotechnology and chair of the Biotechnology Council. Her appointment begins Jan. 1. Serb replaces Jim Reecy who joined the Office of the Vice President for Research as an associate vice president for research this summer.

November 27, 2017

Matthew Ellinwood, Jason Ross, Christopher Tuggle and Jack Dekkers, animal science, were recently issued a patent titled, “Genetic Test and Genetic Basis for SCID in Pigs.”

November 27, 2017

An Iowa State University agronomist is charting mechanisms – gene by gene – that could lead to soybean varieties resistant to sudden death syndrome.  A paper published recently in the peer-reviewed academic journal Plant Physiology shows a gene found in a model plant called Arabidopsis could confer improved disease resistance in soybeans.