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Faculty

Richard Martin photo
Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor , Dr. E.A. Benbrook Endowed Chair in Pathology and Parasitology
Department: Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor
Cancer genetics and functional genomics in zebrafish
Elizabeth McNeill photo
Assistant Professor
Department:
microRNA gene research
Cathy Miller photo
Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Training, Associate Professor
Molecular Virology
W. Allen Miller
Professor
Plant Virology, translation, RNA structure
Professor
Bacterial pathogenesis
Walter Moss photo
Assistant Professor
Noncoding RNA discovery, RNA structure and function
John Nason photo
Professor and Department Chair
Population Genetics, molecular ecology, Evolutionary Biology
Photo of Basil Nikolau
Frances M. Craig Professor
Biochemistry and molecular biology of biotin and biotin-containing enzymes, Regulation of plant lipid metabolism
Marit Nilsen-Hamilton photo
Professor
Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Thomas Peterson photo
Professor & Pioneer Chair in Maize Molecular Genetics
Identification of gene structures in maize
Greg Phillips photo
Professor
Genomics and metagenomics, Microbiome/host interactions, Antibiotic persistence in bacterial pathogens
Professor
Biomedical Research, Developmental Genetics, Scholarship of teaching and learning
James Reecy photo
Professor, Director of the Office of Biotechnology
Department: Animal Science
Beef Cattle, Genetics/Genomics Bioinformatics
Steve Rodermel photo
Distinguished Professor
Chloroplast biogenesis, intracellular communication, mechanisms of photosynthesis
Kevin Roe Photo
Associate Professor
Freshwater Organism Conservation, Wildlife and Aquatic Systems, Sustainability
Jason Ross photo
Associate Professor, Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, Lloyd Anderson Endowed Professor in Physiology
Department: Animal Science
Animal Physiology
Professor
Department: Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Large Animals, Companion Species
Maria Salas-Fernandez photo
Faculty, Adviser
Department: Agronomy
Plant Breeding
Associate Professor
Department: Animal Science
Microbiology
Patrick Schnable photo
Distinguished Professor, Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics/Baker Professorship in Agronomy
Department: Agronomy
Plant Breeding
Marvin Scott photo
Affiliate, Faculty
Department: Agronomy
Plant Breeding
Photo of Josh Selsby
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Education (DOGE)
Department: Animal Science
Muscle Physiology
Nick Serao photo
Assistant Professor
Department: Animal Science
Swine Genetics
Jeanne Serb photo
Associate Professor
Evolution and Development, Molecular Evolution, Evolutionary Biology
Associate Professor, Monsanto Chair in Soybean Breeding
Department: Agronomy
Soybean breeding and genetics
Ravindra Singh
Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences
interface of fundamental and translational biology
Ryan Smith photo
Assistant Professor
Department: Entomology
Insect Molecular Biology and Innate Immunity, Medical Entomology, Vector Biology and Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Entomology
Insect behavior; Insect Genomics, Apiculture;Arthropod Management Technologies, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Chris Tuggle photo
Professor
Department: Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Physiology
Assistant Professor
genomics, transcriptional regulation, placental development
Assistant Professor
Department: Kinesiology
bio-behavioral factors
Dr. Nicole Valenzuela
Professor
Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics and Genomics
Erik Vollbrecht photo
Professor
Plant Developmental Mechanisms
Justin Walley photo
Assistant Professor
Plant-Microbe Interactions, Systems Biology, Proteomics
Kan Wang photo
Professor, Global Professorship in Biotechnology
Department: Agronomy
Plant Breeding
Jonathan Wendel photo
Distinguished Professor
Plant Evolutionary Genomics, Molecular Evolution, Plant Systematics and Evolution
Mary West Greenlee photo
Associate Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences
Systems Biology
Professor
Plant Virology, soybean functional genomics
Photo of Roger Wise
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS - Affiliate Professor
Plant Genomics, Plant Genetics, Plant-Microbe Interactions
Professor
Metabolomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Plant Biology
Marna Yandeau-Nelson
Assistant Professor
Biosynthetic and regulatory genetic networks of metabolic traits, Maize genetics
Bing Yang photo
Affiliate Associate Professor
Deployment of Genetic Disease Resistance Genes in Crop Plants
Yanhai Yin photo
Professor and Department Chair
Understanding how plant steroid hormones Brassinosteroids (BRs) regulate plant growth and development
Professor, Pioneer Distinguished Chair in Maize Breeding
Department: Agronomy
Quantitative Genetics, Plant Genomics
Olga Zabotina photo
Associate Professor
Plant Cell Wall Structure, Polysaccharide Biosynthesis Modification and Degradation, Bioactive Carbohydrates
Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Frank K. Ramsey Endowed Chair
Food safety; antibiotic resistance; bacterial pathogenesis; pathogen-host interactions; prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Graduate Students

Graduate Assistant-Research
Genome editing, cancer genetics, Zebrafish Developmental Genetics
Graduate Assistant-Teaching/Research, Dr. Hua Bai
Drosophila Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Graduate Assistant-Teaching/Research
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Yeast Genetics

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