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Recent News

June 18, 2018

New research led by Jianming Yu, agronomy, identifies clear patterns in how plants react to different environments that could lead to new ways of predicting crop performance. The study, published recently in “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” focuses on phenotypic plasticity, or the way plant traits respond to environmental factors.

June 18, 2018

A new federally funded center of excellence led by ISU scientists will analyze various structures and mechanisms in the swine genome with the goal of allowing pork producers to predict with greater accuracy the traits in their herds. Christopher Tuggle, animal science and USDA national swine genome co-coordinator, will lead the center, which will include personnel at Iowa State, Michigan State, the University of California at Davis and the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

June 15, 2018

First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a

selection of papers published in Disease Models & Mechanisms,

helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their

papers. Laura Schultz is first author on 'Epigenetic regulators Rbbp4

and Hdac1 are overexpressed in a zebrafish model of RB1 embryonal

brain tumor, and are required for neural progenitor survival and

proliferation’, published in DMM. Laura conducted the research in this

article while a graduate research assistant in the lab of Maura McGrail

May 29, 2018

AMES, Iowa – For three Iowa State University graduate students, winning the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge was more than an honor – it meant they could help reduce food waste in their homeland.  The Iowa State team received $5,000 on May 20 for its proposal to improve the shelf life of cassava, which is a staple food in Africa and can rot within three days after harvest. Team members include Samuel Kiprotich, food science and human nutrition; Mike Sserunjogi, agricultural and biosystems engineering; and Emmanuel Nsamba, genetics.

May 25, 2018

Plant pathology and microbiology faculty have started moving their offices and labs into their new home in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB), which also will house portions of the entomology and genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) departments.  Unlike most of his colleagues, plant pathology and microbiology professor Steve Whitham is orchestrating two moves.