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MBB Building

The Molecular Biology Building houses two of the eighteen departments which participate in the BCB Graduate Program at Iowa State University.

The BCB Graduate Program

The BCB Graduate Program provides an interdisciplinary research environment where successful collaborations between life science researchers and computational scientists have developed over its 12 year history.

Receive Stipend and Tuition Credits

Choose PhD study in ISU's BCB Graduate program and enter a vibrant learning community supported by world class resources. Entering students enjoy full tuition and health insurance credits, as well as a yearly stipend which can range up to $26,000 depending on the fellowship received. Apply by Jan. 15. FAQs to apply.

Outstanding BCB Faculty

Interdisciplinary research is possible at Iowa State in bioinformatics and computational biology because of the many collaborations among outstanding BCB faculty members.

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News & Updates

BCB alum, Li Xue, receives European grant


Li Xue, a recent BCB graduate, has received a 3 year "Veni" grant for independent research. She will join the Bonvin lab at Utrecht Univ. in the Netherlands to study protein docking.

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) provided the 250,000 euro grant.

Her mentors at ISU were Vasant Honavar, ComSci, and Drena Dobbs, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology. Read about other alums here.

BCB faculty Roger Wise leads international team to investigate pathogen responses in cereal crops

Roger Wise received a $2.5 mllion NSF grant to study molecular mechanisms that determine the resistance of cereal crops to harmful fungi.

Wise, a research geneticist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS), is a faculty member in the Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department.

Additional information for both news items can be found here.