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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 faculty selected for Presidential Research Award

Steven Cannon has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. early this year.

Cannon works with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) as a Research Geneticist, and is a faculty member with the Agronomy Department.

His ARS research group focuses on bioinformatics for crop domestication improvement, particularly in soybean and other crop legumes.

"We have provided support for several genome sequencing efforts for the soybean, common bean, chickpea, and peanut. This support includes genome assembly, development of genetic markers, development of web-based tools for genomic data access, and visualization."

The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers, a recent White House news release said.