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The thrill of scientific discovery led Dipali Sashital to explore the mechanisms that drive CRISPR-Cas systems and gene editing technology.
Congratulations to Reuben Peters for being named Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts & Sciences!  This is an outstanding accomplishment, and very well deserved.  The title of Distinguished Professor, first awarded in 1956, is Iowa State's highest academic honor. It recognizes...
Congratulations to Pete Lelonek, this year’s recipient of the Caroll Ringgenberg Award.  This prestigious award recognizes a P&S staff member who was "instrumental in the development of facilities planning and space utilization on campus" and "recognizes extraordinary P&S staff...
  Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Don Beitz for his selection to receive the 2021 Alumni Service Award!  This award recognizes ISU alumni and friends whose self-initiated activities and service consistently support the daily work of the ISU Alumni Association in further...
Benjamin Litterer, junior in data science from Manchester, plans to pursue a Ph.D in statistics with an emphasis in bioinformatics. Paiton McDonald, junior in agricultural biochemistry from Fletcher, North Carolina, plans to pursue a Ph.D in Immunology and infectious diseases.  
Lauren Kueffer, Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry in Professor Amy Andreotti's Lab, has been awarded the 2021-2022 Brown Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship, which includes $10,000 in institutional funding, is awarded annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and is...
Dr. Stone Chen received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.  The award will provide Dr. Chen 5-year support for not only his research focused on understanding the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton in endosome trafficking, but also his multiple teaching and outreach...
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) recently highlighted the BBMB Graduate Certificate (CRT) in Biochemistry program as an option for individuals who wish to broaden their expertise, but do not have the time to dedicate to graduate school. More The Graduate Certificate in...
Warren Rouse, a Biochemistry Ph.D. student in Professor Walter Moss’ research group has been awarded a five-year Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31).  This award is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive...
  Earlier this week, 52 individuals and teams at ISU learned they received one of 12 COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards, announced in October to recognize the extraordinary and innovative ways Iowa Staters strived to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Ryan Andrews, a Ph.D....
  VOLUME 10 ISSUE 1   A mission against malaria There are individuals in this world who emphatically boast and bluster about their accomplishments. Then there are others, like Madeline Farringer (’21 biochemistry), who quietly, modestly initiate positive change with little...
Six Iowa State researchers named AAAS Fellows for advancing science Posted Nov 24, 2020 8:59 am   AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring six Iowa State University researchers for work in engineering, math, and biological...
BBMB Assistant Professor Walter Moss has received an Eli Lilly Research Award to fund a collaborative research project with Iowa State University scientists researching innovative methods for finding previously overlooked targets for drug therapies in RNA. The $123,000 award supports the...
June 2020 Young Alumni of the Month By: Tayler Reynolds Katherine Johnson Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minnesota Job title and company: Research Technologist at Mayo Clinic Katherine Johnson (’17 agricultural biochemistry), research technologist at Mayo Clinic, offers an...
Puneet Juneja Dr. Puneet Juneja will start at ISU on July 1, 2020, and will oversee the new Cryo-EM Facility that will be located in the renovated lab space of 0112-0114 Molecular Biology Building.   The Roy J. Carver Trust grant will help advance the second phase of the Iowa...
Madeline Farringer Behnia Rezazedah                 Undergraduate students of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB), Madeline Farringer and Behnia Rezazedah, were selected as 2020 Goldwater Scholars. The...
Ryan Andrews, Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry, is a recipient of the 2020-2021 Brown Graduate Fellowship award from Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research.  He is one of 14 outstanding students from across Iowa State to receive this year’s award that includes $10,000 in...
Olivia Gray (left) and Jacqueline Ehrlich   Two BBMB graduating seniors, Olivia Gray (Biochemistry S20) and Jacqueline Ehrlich (Agricultural Biochemistry S20), have been selected to receive the 2020 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award by the ISU Alumni Association Awards...
AMES, Iowa – The National Academy of Inventors is adding Iowa State University’s Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao to its roster of academy fellows. The academy announced today it is recognizing Narasimhan – an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vlasta Klima...
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) evaluators have completed the review of Iowa State University's Fall 2019 program applications and have awarded full accreditation. ASBMB accreditation is a national, independent, outcomes-based evaluation mechanism that...
The Iowa State community will honor an estimated 2,231 Fall 2019 graduating students during two commencement ceremonies this weekend in Hilton Coliseum and seven BBMB graduate students will be among those graduating.  The Graduate College's ceremony, during which an estimated 107 doctoral and...
Sarah Zelle, "Expermenting with Success," featured in LAS Link "I knew that my place was in a lab. I want to be on the front lines of making discoveries that could eventually lead to better treatments for patients.”
(Left to right) Dipa Sashital, Dean Beate Schmittmann, Tracie Hennen-Bierwagen, Dean Beate Schmittmann The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) celebrated exemplary faculty and staff during LAS Convocation September 9, 2019 at the ISU Memorial Union. Dipa ...
Reuben Peters, professor in Iowa State University’s Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB), was selected as a Roy J. Carver Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology by Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of Liberal Arts...

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