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Weiner Lab - Section through the brain of a mouse expressing a green fluorescent protein transgene in selected neurons.
The Department of Biology investigates a wide range of research questions across the vast disciplines of the biological sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty have research interests in areas ranging from single cells to entire systems and questions ranging from why we need sex to the origin of diseases at the cellular level. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our outstanding faculty and their research.

As a research department in an academic institution the teaching of future scientists is, and has always been one of our priorities. Our graduate research program trains scientists for careers in academia, industry and government. Our undergraduate students gain a firm foundation in modern biological sciences to prepare them for a multitude of careers that depend on a solid understanding of biology. All students have an opportunity to participate in research areas through our graduate and undergraduate programs. Welcome to Biology!
Weiner Lab - Section through the brain of a mouse expressing a green fluorescent protein transgene in selected neurons. Weiner Lab - Mouse choroid plexus, stained for gamma-protocadherins (green), tight junctions (red) and blood vessels (blue), imaged using whole-mount confocal microscopy. Forbes Lab - Parasitoid wasp in genus Pteromalus. Forbes Lab - Crab spider eating an Apple Maggot larva. Forbes Lab - Parasitoid wasp Macroneura vesicularis. Stipp Lab - Disorganized cell-cell junctions in breast carcinoma cells. Dailey Lab - GFP+ Microglia & YFP+ Neurons in P12 mouse hippocampus. Dailey Lab - GFP+ Microglia & YFP+ Neurons in P12 mouse neocortex. McAllister Lab - All female brood of Drosophila borealis infected with male-killing Wolbachia. Fritzsch Lab - 3D reconstruction of the wildtype and Pax2-cre::Atoh1f/f conditional null mouse to reveal the loss of the organ of Corti (red), similar length of basilar membrane (yellow) and loss of spiral ganglion neurons (orange). Fritzsch Lab - Afferent fiber labeling (red) and PLP-EGFP (green) in a wildtype (left) and ErbB2 null mutant (right).. Phillips Lab - A C. elegans hermaphrodite expressing a green fluorescent transgene in the distal tip cells (arrowheads). Slusarski Lab - Zebrafish with EGFP expressed in cranial facial cartilage. Slusarski Lab - Section of adult zebrafish heart demonstrating wnt5 expression. Neiman Lab - Asexual female Potamopyrgus antipodarum used to study why sex is so common. Image provided by Bart Zijlstra. Neiman Lab - Collecting members of our snail study system from a New Zealand lake. Neiman Lab - Asexual female Potamopyrgus antipodarum used to study why sex is so common. Image provided by Bart Zijlstra. Hendrix Lab - Svastra spp. gathering pollen from Ratibida pinnata. Hendrix Lab - Halicitid bee gathering pollen on cactus. Cheng Lab - A cordate gametophyte generated directly from a sporophyte leaf bypassing meiosis.
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The Department of Biology investigates a wide range of research questions across the vast disciplines of the biological sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty have research interests in areas ranging from single cells to entire systems and questions ranging from why we need sex to the origin of diseases at the cellular level. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our outstanding faculty and their research.

As a research department in an academic institution the teaching of future scientists is, and has always been one of our priorities. Our graduate research program trains scientists for careers in academia, industry and government. Our undergraduate students gain a firm foundation in modern biological sciences to prepare them for a multitude of careers that depend on a solid understanding of biology. All students have an opportunity to participate in research areas through our graduate and undergraduate programs. Welcome to Biology!

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April 22, 2014
Amy Korthank elected as the North Central Region 6 Chair of the NACADA

Amy Korthank, Academic Advisor at the University of Iowa - Department of Biology, has been elected as the North Central Region 6 Chair of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She will assume the leadership role at the end of the NACADA Annual Conference being held in Minneapolis, MN in October and serve in this position until October 2016.

For more information about the National Academic Advising Association, please follow http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/

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  • April 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM
  • 101 Biology Building East
  • David Eisenmann, Ph.D.
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Gimme some skin: cell fate specification and Wnt signaling in the C. elegans epidermis
  • April 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM
  • B20 Biology Building
  • Xiaomin Xing
  • University of Iowa
  • Genetic and Functional Analyses of Synaptic Ca2+ Dynamics in Drosophila
  • May 2, 2014 - 4:00 PM
  • 101 Biology Building East
  • Neil Hunter, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
  • Chromosomal Crossing Over and the Physical Basis of Heredity
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