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Biology Program

Biology Program
Iowa State University is a major center for research and education in the biological sciences. Students have the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s leaders in biological research and teaching and to participate in innovative, meaningful research projects that explore frontiers of biology. Few other universities have such a wealth of faculty expertise available to undergraduate students.

Blanchong Lab

Blanchong Lab
The objective of this study is to quantify variation in antler characteristics across Iowa and identify if there are any ecological factors such as land-use type, the amount of vegetation, or soil type associated with that variation. We hypothesize that the row crop agriculture found across the majority of the state provides deer populations across Iowa sufficient access to quality nutrition such that age and genetics are the main factors responsible for variation in antler characteristics and that ecological factors will have minimal influence.

Center for Arthropod Management Technologies

Center for Arthropod Management Technologies
An interdisciplinary research team of faculty members has been assembled at Iowa State University and the University of Kentucky. The areas of expertise within the group range from physiology, biochemistry, toxicology, and virology, to molecular biology, pest management, and plant science. State of the art technologies such as next-generation sequencing, RNA interference, small RNA analysis, high throughput screening, functional genomics and proteomics are used by the team members. Faculty members at both sites have ready access to outstanding biotechnology and bioinformatics facilities.

Center for Metabolic Biology

Center for Metabolic Biology
The Center for Metabolic Biology (CMB) facilitates, encourages, and sponsors innovative and fundamental molecular research that will lead to a comprehensive understanding of metabolic networks and systems. The goal of the Center is to generate the fundamental understanding of metabolism that will provide the basis for designing novel biological pathways for biochemical constituents that improve the nutritional quality of agricultural products and generate novel biorenewable sources of industrial feedstocks.

Certificate in Computing Applications

Certificate in Computing Applications
The Certificate in Computing Applications is a cross-disciplinary course of study in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Business. It is designed for undergraduates not already enrolled in majors in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering who wish to enhance their degree and employment possibilities by adding expertise in computing applications. The certificate program focuses on teaching students the essential skills required to develop and use computing applications in their subject domains.

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