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A novel database presented by researchers at ISU will allow scientists to access information on RNA structures encoded within the human genome.  "This will help facilitate basic research into human biology and could pave the way for new medical treatments that target RNA", stated by...
Diane Bassham and Gustavo MacIntosh's current study on a cellular pathway in plants shows a connection to a certain encephalopathy, or the degeneration of neural cells in the brain.
The BBMB scholarship committee is proud to announce Bailey Mooney, Emily Knuth and Jackie Ehrlich as the 2018-2019 Stupka Scholars.  All have been very involved with both the B&B Club and as leaders for the Stupka Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Bailey Mooney is a senior, with a...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) held its annual Fall Convocation and Awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Three BBMB faculty were among the honorees -- Amy Andreotti received the Institutional Service Award; Gustavo MacIntosh was honored...
Two awards created at Iowa State University, with support from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, have been presented to two members of the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB). Amy Andreotti, was renewed as the Roy J. Carver Endowed Chair in BBMB, and...
Xinyu Fu was selected by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) as a 2017 ASPB Conviron Scholar. Xinyu was one of only 21 students selected for the inaugural 2017 program. Students who apply to the Scholar Program must be in good academic standing, as verified by their Pl or...
Basil Nikolau, professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology and director of the Center for Metobolic Biology, and Matt Helmers, an Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering professor who holds the Dean’s Professorship in the College of Agriculture and...
Iowa State University (ISU) has been named a National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps site (NSF I-Corps). As one of the newest NSF I-Corps sites in the country, the goal of ISU is to build and maintain a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in faculty, students and research staff. The...
BBMB faculty and graduate students gathered for a picnic during fall orientation to welcome new graduate students to the biochemistry and biophysics graduate programs. The August 30, 2017 event was held at the Butternut Shelter at Lee Park in Ames. More BBMB Picnic Photos
The BBMB Graduate Learning Community (GLC), which started in Fall 2013, is a peer-led community that focuses on exploring the professional development and careers of graduate students studying in the area of biochemistry and biophysics. The first meeting of the year for GLC will be held on August...
Jacqueline Ehrlich, an Iowa State University sophomore majoring in agricultural biochemistry with a minor in nutrition, was crowned Sunday, August 13th as the 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen.
Tesia Posekany (left), graduate student in the Nick Lauter Lab/Plant Pathology and Microbiology, and Marit Nilsen-Hamilton (right), professor of Biochemistry, Biophyics and Molecular Biology, were presented the Richard B. Hall Good Citizenship Award in June 2017. Beginning in 2017, The Genetics...
Kristen Johansen has been named chair of the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology effective July 1, 2017. She has been serving as interim department chair since February 2016. BBMB is jointly administered by CALS and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
More than 200 undergraduates presented their research at the 21st annual Undergraduate Poster Competition that was held on April 22, 2017, at the ASBMB annual meeting in Chicago. One winner and four honorable mentions were selected in four research categories. ISU student, Cody Lemke,...
Craig Johnson, Executive Director of the Iowa Academy of Science, announced today that Gustavo Macintosh has been selected to receive the Distinguished Iowa Scientist Award. The award will be presented to Gustavo at the President's Banquet during the 129th Iowa Academy of Science...
Sam Schulte has been selected as the LAS Student Marshal for the Spring 2017 Commencement. Sam'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 LAS graduates with the Dean of the College and...
Matthew Cook, a third-year student with majors in Biochemistry and Genetics, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. In looking toward the future, Matthew's plans include earning a Ph.D. in biochemistry, continuing to conduct research on enzymology with an interest in improving protein engineering...
An article written by Julien Roche and Luan Nguyen is featured on the cover of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance. The article entitled, "High-pressure NMR techniques for the Study of Protein Dynamics, Folding and Aggregation" can be viewed and downloaded at Science Direct.
Sannie Olson, a fifth year biochemistry Ph.D. candidate, was awarded a Brown Graduate Fellowship of $10,000 for 2017-18. Sannie’s research in Professor Shogren-Knaak’s lab involves the SAGA family of nuclear complexes and how they are regulated in the process of nucleosome acetylation. With the...
Ryan Andrews and Naazneen Sofeo have each been awarded a $1,000 Print and Grace Powers Hudson Scholarship in Agriculture by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) for the 2017-18 academic year. This scholarship is designated for students in the College of Agriculture and Life...
The CALS Spring Awards to honor faculty and staff achievements were held in the Memorial Union Sun Room on March 9, 2017. Two faculty members of BBMB received awards this year -- Desiree Gunning, under the "CALS 2017 Teaching Award" category, received the "Learning Community Coordinator...
John Robyt, a member of the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology faculty from 1967 to 2015, died February 25, 2017 at the age of 82. Dr. Robyt’s groundbreaking research was featured in numerous professional publications and two textbooks, including "Essentials of...
The 2017 ISU Faculty Research Day will be held Tuesday, March 21st, from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, meet new colleagues and discover connections within Iowa State's...
Two BBMB outstanding seniors, Jeffrey Carley and Samuel Schulte, have been selected to receive the very prestigious 2017 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron Award in 1968 to recognize outstanding seniors who display high...
Ken Dill (Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology - Stony Brook University), Ivet Bahar (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) and Robert Jernigan (Iowa State University) are the authors of a new book "Protein Actions - Principles and Modeling" just released this...

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