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January 25, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Though you’ve never met Majd Abdulghani, you may already know her – her voice, at least.  Abdulghani is from Saudi Arabia. She came to Iowa State University in August 2016 as a graduate student in genetics, development and cell biology.

January 18, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University scientists will contribute to a new effort to map the genomes of 26 lines of corn, an ambitious project that will allow plant breeders and farmers to harness the crop’s vast genetic diversity.

January 9, 2018

Daniela Flores, a doctoral student in interdepartmental genetics, is the first ISU graduate student elected to serve on the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. “The organization has been a huge driving factor in my career and I am excited to have a voice in shaping the future of an organization that has helped me so much,” said Flores. She attended her first SACNAS conference five years ago, and met Susan Lamont, animal science, and Gustavo MacIntosh, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology.

January 9, 2018

Richard Willham, emeritus professor in animal science, died Dec. 31. He was 85. Willham received a master’s degree in animal breeding and a doctorate from ISU. He served on the faculty in the animal science department, and in 1979 became a C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture. Willham wrote and popularized the “computer cow game” which is used national and internationally to teach selection principles using beef performance records. Visitation will be held Jan. 12, 4 to 6 p.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care. A Celebration of Life will be held Jan.

January 9, 2018

Patrick Schnable, agronomy and director of the Plant Sciences Institute, helped test applications of graphene-based sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops. Schnable is co-author of a paper featured on the cover of the December 2017 issue of the journal Advanced Materials Technologies. Liang Dong, electrical and computer engineering, developed the technology and is lead author of the paper.