People

Department Chair & Administrator

Faculty

Name Phone Email Office

Chi-Lien Cheng

Associate Professor

Genetics, Plant Biology
(319) 335-2583 chi-lien-cheng@uiowa.edu 210 Biology Building

Josep Comeron

Associate Professor

Evolution, Genetics
(319) 335-0628 josep-comeron@uiowa.edu 212 Biology Building

Michael Dailey

Associate Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology
(319) 335-1067 michael-e-dailey@uiowa.edu 369A Biology Building

Daniel Eberl

Professor

Genetics, Neurobiology
(319) 335-1323 daniel-eberl@uiowa.edu 259 Biology Building

Albert Erives

Associate Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolution, Genetics
(319) 335-2418 albert-erives@uiowa.edu 424 Biology Building

Jan Fassler

Professor

Evolution, Genetics
(319) 335-1542 jan-fassler@uiowa.edu 202 Biology Building East

Andrew Forbes

Associate Professor

Evolution, Genetics
(319) 335-3006 andrew-forbes@uiowa.edu 434A Biology Building

Bernd Fritzsch

Endowed Iowa Entrepreneurial Professor, Director, Center on Aging & Aging Mind and Brain Initiative

Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolution, Genetics, Neurobiology
(319) 384-1828 bernd-fritzsch@uiowa.edu 214 Biology Building

Steven Green

Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology
(319) 335-1612 steven-green@uiowa.edu 238 Biology Building East

Douglas Houston

Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology
(319) 335-1316 douglas-houston@uiowa.edu 257 Biology Building

Erin Irish

Associate Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Plant Biology
(319) 335-2582 erin-irish@uiowa.edu 208 Biology Building

Alan Kay

Professor

Neurobiology
(319) 335-1172 alan-kay@uiowa.edu 336 Biology Building

Bridget Lear

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Neurobiology
(319) 335-3079 bridget-lear@uiowa.edu 450C Biology Building

Ana Llopart

Associate Professor

Evolution, Genetics
(319) 384-1880 ana-llopart@uiowa.edu 469 Biology Building

John Logsdon

Associate Professor

Evolution, Genetics
(319) 335-1082 john-logsdon@uiowa.edu 310 Biology Building

Anna Malkova

Associate Professor

Genetics
(319) 384-1285 anna-malkova@uiowa.edu 331 Biology Building

John Manak

Associate Professor

Genetics, Neurobiology
(319) 335-0180 john-manak@uiowa.edu 449 Biology Building

Linda Maxson

Professor

Evolution, Genetics
(319) 353-1387 linda-maxson@uiowa.edu 112 Biology Building

Bryant McAllister

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education

Evolution, Genetics
(319) 335-2604 bryant-mcallister@uiowa.edu 222 Biology Building

Maurine Neiman

Associate Professor

Evolution
(319) 384-1814 maurine-neiman@uiowa.edu 324B Biology Building

Bryan Phillips

Assistant Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics
(319) 335-2071 bryan-phillips@uiowa.edu 200 Biology Building East

Veena Prahlad

Assistant Professor, Aging Mind & Brain Initiative

Genetics, Neurobiology
(319) 335-1055 veena-prahlad@uiowa.edu 338 Biology Building East

Diane Slusarski

Professor and Departmental Executive Officer (DEO)/Chair

Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics
(319) 353-2969 diane-slusarski@uiowa.edu Admin Office: 143 Biology Building and Lab Office: 246A Biology Building

Sarit Smolikove

Associate Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics
(319) 335-1977 sarit-smolikove@uiowa.edu 308 Biology Building

David Soll

Roy J. and Lucille Carver/Emil Witschi Professor of Biology

Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolution
(319) 335-1117 david-soll@uiowa.edu 302 Biology Building East

Christopher Stipp

Associate Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology
(319) 335-0192 christopher-stipp@uiowa.edu 236 Biology Building East

Joshua Weiner

Associate Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology
(319) 335-0091 joshua-weiner@uiowa.edu 348B Biology Building

Chun-Fang Wu

Professor

Neurobiology
(319) 335-1091 chun-fang-wu@uiowa.edu 239A Biology Building

Joint Appointment/Visiting Professors

Name Phone Email Office

Mark Blumberg

Professor

Neurobiology
(319) 335-2424 mark-blumberg@uiowa.edu E234 SSH

Lecturers

Name Phone Email Office

Lori Adams

Lecturer, Department of Biology, Program Director, Iowa Biosciences Academy, Program Director, Latham Science Engagement Initiative

(319) 335-1322 lori-adams@uiowa.edu 169 Biology Building

Kevin Christie

Adjunct Lecturer

(319) 353-2055 kevin-christie@uiowa.edu 269 Biology Building

Jean Fitzgerald

Lecturer

(319) 335-1063 jean-fitzgerald@uiowa.edu 232 Biology Building

Mark Holbrook

Lecturer

(319) 335-0346 mark-holbrook@uiowa.edu 005A Biology Building East

Brenda Leicht

Lecturer

(319) 335-1330 brenda-leicht@uiowa.edu 108 Biology Building

Emeritus Faculty

Name Phone Email Office

George Cain

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 georgecain@comcast.net 143 Biology Building

Wayne Carlson

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 wrcarlsn@aol.com 143 Biology Building

Robert Cruden

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 robert-cruden@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Jeffrey Denburg

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 jeffrey-denburg@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Joseph Frankel

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1110 joseph-frankel@uiowa.edu 114 Biology Building

Gary Gussin

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1113 gary-gussin@uiowa.edu 201 Biology Building East

Steve Hendrix

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1065 stephen-hendrix@uiowa.edu 425 Biology Building

Diana Horton

Associate Professor Emerita

(319) 335-1320 diana-horton@uiowa.edu 007 Biology Building East

Jeff Klahn

Lecturer Emeritus

(319) 335-1080 jeff-klahn@uiowa.edu 232 Biology Building

Jack Lilien

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1054 jack-lilien@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Jim (Jung-Ching) Lin

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1075 jim-lin@uiowa.edu 340 Biology Building East

Robert Malone

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1112 robert-malone@uiowa.edu 312 Biology Building

Ken Mason

Lecturer Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 ken-mason@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Thomas Melchert

Associate Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 thomas-melchert@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

John Menninger

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 john-menninger@uiowa.edu 007 Biology Building East

Jonathan Poulton

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 jonathan-poulton@uiowa.edu 007 Biology Building East

Jeffry Schabilion

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 jeffry-schabilion@uiowa.edu 007 Biology Building East

Ming-Che Shih

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 ming-che-shih@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Richard Sjolund

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 rdsjolund@earthlink.net 143 Biology Building

Barbara Stay

Professor Emerita

(319) 335-1050 barbara-stay@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Andy (Wei-Yeh) Wang

Professor Emeritus

(319) 335-1050 andywang@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Graduate Students

Name Phone Email Lab Affiliation

Benjamin Alleva

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1214 benjamin-alleva@uiowa.edu Sarit Smolikove

Sepand Bafti

Master's Student

Masters
(319) 335-1910 sepand-bafti@uiowa.edu Steven Green

Laura Bankers

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 384-1813 laura-rice@uiowa.edu Maurine Neiman

Kimberly Bekas

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-2072 kimberly-bekas@uiowa.edu Bryan Phillips

Richard Bowman

Graduate Assistant

Masters
(319) 335-1214 richard-bowmanb@uiowa.edu Sarit Smolikove

Melinda (Lindy) Brastrom

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-3997 melinda-brastrom@uiowa.edu Diane Slusarski

Tom Conway

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1116 thomas-p-conway@uiowa.edu David Soll

David Cooper

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1925 david-g-cooper@uiowa.edu Jan Fassler

Johnny Cruz Corchado

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-1126 johnny-cruzcorchado@uiowa.edu Josep Comeron

Tirthasree Das

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-3997 tirthasree-das@uiowa.edu Diane Slusarski

Rajula Elango

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 384-1285 rajula-elango@uiowa.edu Anna Malkova

Tyson Fuller

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-3997 tyson-fuller@uiowa.edu Diane Slusarski

Benjamin Gansemer

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1910 benjamin-gansemer@uiowa.edu Steven Green

Stephanie Haase

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 353-2485 stephanie-haase@uiowa.edu Bridget Lear

Lisa Harney

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-3771 lisa-harney@uiowa.edu John Manak

Kailey Harrell

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1214 kailey-harrell@uiowa.edu Sarit Smolikove

Adam Hefel

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 384-1214 adam-hefel@uiowa.edu Sarit Smolikove

Sriram Hemachandran

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1910 sriram-hemachandran@uiowa.edu Steven Green

Alaine Hippee

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1086 alaine-hippee@uiowa.edu Andrew Forbes

Joseph Jalinsky

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1083 joseph-jalinsky@uiowa.edu John Logsdon

Zachary Kockler

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 384-1274 zachary-kockler@uiowa.edu Anna Malkova

Koon Yee (Arielle) Lam

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-2072 koonyee-lam@uiowa.edu Bryan Phillips

Anthony Lilienthal

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-3771 anthony-lilienthal@uiowa.edu John Manak

Liping Liu

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 384-1274 liping-liu@uiowa.edu Anna Malkova

Xinguo Lu

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 353-2485 xinguo-lu@uiowa.edu Bridget Lear

Kar Men Mah

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1328 karmen-mah@uiowa.edu Joshua Weiner

Melissa Marchal

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-1317 melissa-marchal@uiowa.edu Douglas Houston

Autumn Marsden

Graduate Fellow

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-3997 autumn-marsden@uiowa.edu Diane Slusarski

Kyle McElroy

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 384-1813 kyle-mcelroy@uiowa.edu Maurine Neiman

Michael Molumby

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-1328 michael-j-molumby@uiowa.edu Joshua Weiner

Matthew Murphy

Graduate Assistant

Masters
(319) 335-3771 matthew-murphy-1@uiowa.edu John Manak

Denise Oh

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1317 denise-oh@uiowa.edu Douglas Houston

Felicia Kye-Lyn Ooi

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 384-3650 felicia-ooi@uiowa.edu Veena Prahlad

Krista Osadchuk

Graduate Assistant

Masters
(319) 335-2582 krista-osadchuk@uiowa.edu Erin Irish

Beth Osia

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 384-1274 beth-osia@uiowa.edu Anna Malkova

Mrutrunjaya (Rocky) Parida

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-3771 mrutyunjaya-parida@uiowa.edu John Manak

Stacey Peek

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-1328 stacey-peek@uiowa.edu Joshua Weiner

Nikale Pettie

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-3430 nikale-pettie@uiow.edu Ana Llopart

Muhammad Taifur Rahman

Graduate Assistant

Interdisciplinary PhD
(319) 335-1910 muhammadtaifur-rahman@uiowa.edu Steven Green

Rachel Reichman

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1214 rachel-harney@uiowa.edu Sarit Smolikove

Charles (Anthony) Scott

Graduate Fellow

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-3997 charles-a-scott@uiowa.edu Diane Slusarski

Sydney Skuodas

Graduate Assistant

Masters
(319) 335-1925 sydney-skuodas@uiowa.edu Jan Fassler

Elizabeth Stayrook

Master's Student

Masters
(319) 335-1126 elizabeth-stayrook@uiowa.edu Josep Comeron

David Steffen

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1328 david-steffen@uiowa.edu Joshua Weiner

Nicholas Stewart

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1100 nicholas-b-stewart@uiowa.edu Bryant McAllister

Robert Taylor

Graduate Assistant

Masters
(319) 335-2695 robert-j-taylor@uiowa.edu Michael Dailey

Joshua Thompson

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-2072 josh-thompson@uiowa.edu Bryan Phillips

Eric Tvedte

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1083 eric-tvedte@uiowa.edu John Logsdon

Setu Vora

Graduate Research Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-2072 setu-vora@uiowa.edu Bryan Phillips

Anna Ward

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-1086 anna-k-ward@uiowa.edu Andrew Forbes

Heather Widmayer

Master's Student

Masters
(319)-335-1086 heather-widmayer@uiowa.edu Andrew Forbes

Scott Woods

Master's student

Masters
(319) 335-1084 scott-woods-1@uiowa.edu Chun-Fang Wu

Christopher Youngstrom

Graduate Assistant

I-Bio PhD
(319) 335-2583 christopher-youngstrom@uiowa.edu Chi-Lien Cheng

Administrative Staff

Name Phone Email Office

Lori Adams

Lecturer, Department of Biology, Program Director, Iowa Biosciences Academy, Program Director, Latham Science Engagement Initiative

(319) 335-1322 lori-adams@uiowa.edu 169 Biology Building

Shannan Barker

Assistant to the Departmental Executive Officer (DEO)/Chair

(319) 335-1054 shannan-barker@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Phil Ecklund

Graduate Program Coordinator

(319) 335-1092 phil-ecklund@uiowa.edu 142 Biology Building

Anna Gaw

Senior Academic Advisor

(319) 353-2484 anna-gaw@uiowa.edu 144 Biology Building

Rachel Gold

Application Developer

(319) 335-3240 rachel-gold@uiowa.edu B42A Biology Building

Jaeda Harmon

Research Support Specialist

(319) 335-3420 jaeda-harmon@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Steve Kehoe

Admin Services Coordinator

(319) 335-1050 steve-kehoe@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Hanh Kratz

Design Engineer

(319) 335-1066 hanh-kratz@uiowa.edu B27 Biology Building

Misty Lyon

Academic Services Coordinator

(319) 335-1049 misty-lyon@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Ronna Mayberry

University Shared Services Accountant

(319) 335-0781 ronna-mayberry@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Jeremy Richardson

Engineering Coordinator

(319) 335-1066 jeremy-richardson@uiowa.edu B27 Biology Building

Bruce Ritchie

Facility Coordinator

(319) 335-1060 robert-ritchie@uiowa.edu 115 Biology Building East

Eileen Sullivan

Human Resources Coordinator

(319) 335-1051 eileen-sullivan@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Heidi Van Auken

Department Administrator

(319) 335-1053 heidi-vanauken@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Michelle Worrell

Senior Accountant

(319) 335-1052 michelle-worrell@uiowa.edu 143 Biology Building

Jon Yates

IT Support Consultant

(319) 335-0140 jon-yates@uiowa.edu B38 Biology Building

Instructional Staff

Name Phone Email Office

Dean Abel

Assistant in Instruction

(319) 335-1050 dean-abel@uiowa.edu 005 Biology Building East

Paula Bergstrom

Assistant in Instruction

(319) 335-1321 paula-bergstrom@uiowa.edu 232 Biology Building

Angela Cordle

Instructional Services Specialist

(319) 335-2583 angela-cordle@uiowa.edu 168 Biology Building

Susan Dean

Assistant in Instruction

(319) 335-2583 susan-m-dean@uiowa.edu 168 Biology Building

John Hass

Assistant in Instruction

(319) 335-1070 john-hass@uiowa.edu 005 Biology Building East

Olga Miakotina

Instructional Services Specialist

(319) 335-3503 olga-miakotina@uiowa.edu 168 Biology Building

Raymond Tallent

Assistant in Instruction

(319) 335-1324 ray-tallent@uiowa.edu 407 Biology Building East

Cindy Toll

Instructional Services Specialist

(319)335-1059 cindy-toll@uiowa.edu 133 Biology Building East

Kristine Williams

Assistant in Instruction

(319) 384-1273 kristine-may@uiowa.edu 168 Biology Building

Postdoctoral Research Scholars

Name Phone Email Office

Peter Bosch

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

(319) 335-1328 peter-bosch@uiowa.edu 355 Biology Building

Srijit Das

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

(319) 384-3650 srijit-das@uiowa.edu 331 Biology Building East

Atulya Iyengar

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

(319) 335-1084 atulya-iyengar@uiowa.edu 237 Biology Building

Juraj Kramara

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

(319) 384-1274 juraj-kramara@uiowa.edu 331 Biology Building East

Simon Wallace

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

(319)-335-2583 simon-wallace@uiowa.edu 201 Biology Building

Xiaomin Xing

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

(319) 335-1084 xiaomin-xing@uiowa.edu 237 Biology Building

Research Staff

Name Phone Email Office

Sandy Beck

Admin Services Coordinator

(319) 335-1111 sandy-beck@uiowa.edu 301 Biology Building East

Brian Berger

Research Associate

(319) 335-1064 brian-berger@uiowa.edu 301 Biology Building East

Amy Clemons

Research Assistant

(319) 335-2072 amy-clemons@uiowa.edu 214 Biology Building East

Karla Daniels

Associate Research Scientist

(319) 384-1818 karla-daniels@uiowa.edu 014 Biology Building East

Leah Fuller

Research Associate

(319) 335-1328 leah-fuller@uiowa.edu 355 Biology Building

Gery Hehman

Core Facility Research Specialist

(319) 335-2426 gery-hehman@uiowa.edu 100 Bilogy Building

Mary Herndon

Assistant Research Scientist

(319) 335-0273 mary-herndon@uiowa.edu 231 Biology Building East

Ning Hu

Associate Research Scientist

(319) 335-1910 ning-hu@uiowa.edu 232 Biology Building East

Israt Jahan

Associate Research Scientist

(319) 335-1089 israt-jahan@uiowa.edu 217 Biology Building

Catherine Kane

Research Associate

(319) 335-1910 catherine-kane@uiowa.edu 232 Biology Building East

Jennifer Kersigo

Research Associate

(319) 335-1089 jennifer-kersigo@uiowa.edu 217 Biology Building

Nicole Kohler

Admin Services Coordinator

(319) 335-1033 nicole-kohler@uiowa.edu 028 Biology Building East

Diana Kruse

Program Coordinator

(319) 335-1058 diana-kruse@uiowa.edu 028 Biology Building East

Mitch Larsen

Admin Services Coordinator

(319) 384-1827 mitch-larsen@uiowa.edu 028 Biology Building East

Daniel Lusche

Assistant Research Scientist

(319) 335-2883 daniel-lusche@uiowa.edu 014 Biology Building East

Yang Nim Park

Assistant Research Scientist

(319) 335-1116 yangnim-park@uiowa.edu 314 Biology Building East

Claude Pujol

Associate Research Scientist

(319) 335-1116 claude-pujol@uiowa.edu 314 Biology Building East

Brinda Shetty

Admin Services Coordinator

(319) 335-1322 brinda-shetty@uiowa.edu 169 Biology Building

Karen Thompson

Assistant Research Scientist

(319) 335-1089 karen-elliott@uiowa.edu 217 Biology Building

Srikantha Thyagarajan

Associate Research Scientist

(319) 335-1116 s-thyagarajan@uiowa.edu 314 Biology Building East

Atsushi Ueda

Assistant Research Scientist

(319) 335-1084 atsushi-ueda@uiowa.edu 235 Biology Building

Afshin Varzavand

Research Associate

(319) 335-0273 afshin-varzavand@uiowa.edu 231 Biology Building East

Brian Watson

Admin Services Coordinator

(319) 335-3363 brian-watson@uiowa.edu 028 Biology Building East

Deborah Wessels

Associate Research Scientist

(319) 335-2883 deborah-wessels@uiowa.edu 014 Biology Building East

Trudi Westfall

Research Assistant

(319) 335-3997 trudi-westfall@uiowa.edu 246 Biology Building