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06.14.2019

Iowa State’s Geetu Tuteja selected for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

By Annette Hacker, Iowa State University News Service

Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s department of genetics, development and cell biology, has been selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. She is the first Iowa State researcher to receive this honor. Tuteja is one of 22 promising scientists nationwide selected by the Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts to…

Corn and soybean plants
04.25.2019

Research sheds light on genomic features that make plants good candidates for domestication

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

New research compiled by Iowa State University scientists, in conjunction with researchers from the University of Georgia, Cornell University and the University of Minnesota, details how the process of domestication affected the genomes of corn and soybeans. The study looked at sections of crop genomes and compared them to the genomes of ancestor species. The…

03.01.2019

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust’s commitment of $3.5 million will advance biomolecular research at Iowa State University

By Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed more than $3.5 million to transform biomolecular research at Iowa State University, making it a leader in advanced electron microscopy technology. The Carver Trust grant will help advance the second phase of the Iowa State University Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and…