News & Events
2016 ASBMB Best Thematic Poster Award
Adrienne Smith received the $250 award for the best thematic poster as an outstanding research presentation at the 2016 Annual American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology meeting in San Diego held April 2-6, 2016.
The theme of Adrienne’s poster was, “Glycoscience in Biology”, and titled “Mutagenesis Study to Reveal Important Determinants of XXT2 Catalytic Activity”. It should be noted that this award was not part of the undergraduate competition, but the general poster presentations that included graduate students, postdocs, and PIs.
Micevic Receives Soros Fellowship
From a field of 1,143 applicants, Goran Micevic is one of 30 recipients chosen to receive the 2016 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans — a fellowship for graduate students that are immigrants or children of immigrants that show potential to make significant contributions to American society, culture, or their academic field.
For details of Goran’s story, please go the LAS website: The Journey Continues.
CALS Student Marshal
Matthew Welter has been selected as the CALS Student Marshal for the Spring 2016 Commencement. Matthew’s academic achievements as well as his strong commitment to service were the deciding factors for this honor.
The Student Marshal leads the procession of CALS graduates with the Dean of the College and is the first graduate to receive a diploma. The Dean will read a brief citation about Matthew’s accomplishments at ISU at the ceremony.
Sam Schulte, a senior in Biochemistry, has been selected as a 2016-2017 GOLDWATER SCHOLAR, one of three for the state of Iowa and the only ISU recipient. A very prestigious and competitive award for students “who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in math, natural sciences or engineering”.
Sam, already a BBMB Linder Scholar and a member of the Honors program, is currently working in the Reuben Peters Laboratory at Iowa State. His career goals are to obtain a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and continue research to apply biochemistry and computational methods to improve smallholder farm crop systems.