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Graduate Research Areas

  • Adaptation to environmental stress
  • Assistive reproductive technology
  • Apoptosis
  • Cancer Cell-cell communication
  • Cell cycle regulation
  • Cell metabolism
  • Drug action and metabolism
  • Enzymology and metabolic regulation
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Gene regulation and expression
  • Signal transduction


Marc L. Bauer, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky, 1996
Field: Digestive Physiology, Nutrition
Department: Animal Sciences

Eugene S. Berry, Ph.D.
Northeastern University, 1983
Field: Animal Virology (ss(+) RNA Viruses), Genetic Variation, echanisms of Pathogenesis and Virulence
Department: Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences

Peggy R. Biga, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, 2003
Field: Comparative Growth and Nutritional Physiology
Department: Biological Sciences

Julia Bowsher, Ph.D.
Duke University, 2007
Field: Evolutionary Developmental Biology; Molecular Basis of Pattern Formation
Department: Biological Sciences

Sam K. C. Chang, Ph.D.
University Nebraska-Lincoln, 1980
Field: Protein Structure and Function in Foods; Phytochemicals in Legumes; Antioxidant and Anticancer Prolifersation of Bioactive Compounds in Legumes
Department: Cereal and Food Sciences 

Christopher Colbert, Ph.D.
Purdue University, 2000; Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Field: Structural Biology focusing on molecular mechanisms of metal trafficking
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lynn S. Dahleen, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, 1989
Field: Plant Molecular Genetics and Mapping, Tissue Culture, Transformation
Department: USDA, Plant Sciences

Glenn Dorsam, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
Field: Epigenetic Regulation
Department: Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Michael Edwards, Ph.D. (adjunct)
Cornell University, 1983
Field: Molecular Plant Virology
Department: Plant Pathology

Jeffery E. Gerst, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska, 1973
Field: Animal Physiology and Neurophysiology/Neuroendocrinology
Department: Biological Sciences

Rubella Goswami, Ph.D., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, 2005
Field: Fungal Genomics; Disease Resistance and Mechanisms of Host-Pathogen Interaction
Department: Plant Pathology

Anna T. Grazul-Bilska, Ph.D.
University of Agriculture and Technology, Poland, 1983
Field: Animal Embryology and Reproductive Physiology & Endocrinology, Assisted Reproduction Technology
Department: Animal and Range Sciences

Kendra Greenlee, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, 2004
Field: Insect Physiology and Immunology, Body Size Effects on Respiration and Metabolism
Department: Biological Sciences

Bin Guo, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999
Field: Cancer Cell Biology, Apoptosis, Molecular Pharmacology
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Carrie Hammer, DVM, Ph.D.
Iowa State University, 2003
Field: Equine Physiology, Neonatal Physiology and Immunology
Department: Animal Sciences

Stuart Haring, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, 2004
Field: DNA Metabolism and Cell Cycle Regulation
Department: Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Shahryar Kianian, Ph.D.
University of California-Davis, 1990
Field: Plant Genetics and Genomics; Germplasm Enhancement
Department: Plant Sciences

Benedict Law, Ph.D.
University of Manchester, UK, 2002
Field: Imaging Diagnostics; Peptide/Protein Delivery
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Catherine M. Logue, Ph.D.
University of Ulster, 1996
Field: Microbiology, Foodborne Pathogens of Production Animals, Pathogenesis, Drug Resistance and Genomics
Department: Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences

Kasey Maddock-Carlin, Ph.D.
Iowa State University, 2005
Field: Meat Science and Muscle Biology
Department: Animal Sciences

Sanku Mallik, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University, 1992
Field: Bio-Organic Chemistry, Drug Delivery Using Liposomes and Nanoparticles
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phillip E. McClean, Ph.D.
Colorado State University, 1982
Field: Plant Molecular Genetics
Department: Plant Sciences

John McEvoy, Ph.D.
University of Ulster, 2002
Field: Molecular Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Invasion
Department: Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences

Steven W. Meinhardt, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984
Field: Biochemistry of Plant Interactions, Purification Characterization, and Mode of Action of Fungal Toxins
Department: Plant Pathology

Stephen O'Rourke, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, 1995
Field: Vascular Pharmacology/physiology, Regulation of Vasomotor Tone, Smooth Muscle-Endothelial Cell Interactions
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chung S. Park, Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975
Field: Maternal Nutrition and Epigenetic Control of Mammary Developmental and Mammary Cancer
Department: Animal Sciences

Birgit Pruess, Ph.D.
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany, 1991
Field: Bacterial Physiology and Global Gene Expression
Department: Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences

Steven Qian, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, 1999
Field: Free Radical Metabolism
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jack B. Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Michigan State University, 1987
Field: Fungal Disease Interactions, Mode of Action and Role in Disease of Pathogen-Produced Toxins
Department: Plant Pathology

Dale A. Redmer, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - Columbia, 1983
Field: Animal Physiology, Reproductive Physiology, Fetal Growth, Placental Function, Ovarian Function, Vascular Growth Department: Animal Sciences

Katie Reindl, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2006
Field: Cancer Cell Biology, Cell Migration and Metastasis, Cell Cycle Control, Extracellular Matrix Interactions
Department: Biological Sciences

Lawrence P. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Iowa State University, 1983
Field: Factors Influencing Fetal and Placental Growth and Development in Compromised Pregnancies
Department: Animal Sciences & Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy

Jane Schuh, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2002
Field: Immunology of Chronic Airway Remodeling, Cellular Differentiation in Pulmonary Disease, Animal Modeling of Allergic Airway Disease (Asthma)
Department: Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences

Jonathan Sheng, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Albany, 1998
Field: Drug Metabolism, Molecular Pharmacology/Toxicology
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mark A. Sheridan, Ph.D.
University of California-Berkeley, 1985
Field: Control of Growth, Development, and Metabolism
Department: Biological Sciences

Jagdish Singh, Ph.D.
Banaras Hindu University, 1982
Field: Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Protein, Vaccine and Gene
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sangita Sinha, Ph.D.
Purdue University, 2000
Field: Structure Biology and Biochemistry of host pathogen interactions
Department: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

D. K. Srivastava, Ph.D.
Banaras Hindu University, India, 1980
Field: Enzyme Mechanisms and Regulation
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chengwen Sun, Ph.D.
Jilin University, China, 2000
Field: Blood Pressure Regulation; Cell Signaling
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kimberly Vonnahme, Ph.D.
University of Wyoming, 2003
Field: Reproductive Physiology, Fetal and Placental Growth
Department: Animal Sciences; Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy

Erxi Wu, Ph.D.
Sheffield University, UK, 1998
Field: Pharmacogenomics; Tumor Therapeutic Targets; Drug Discovery; Anticancer Natural Products
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

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