People

Department Chair & Administrator

Faculty

List of Faculty members
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

Associate 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

Professor, Associate Director, Iowa Neuroscience Institute

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

List of Joint Appointment/Visiting Professors
Name Phone Email Office

Mark Blumberg

Professor

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

Lecturers

List of 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 303 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

David Rehard

Lecturer

(319) 353-2971 david-rehard@uiowa.edu 110 Biology Building

Emeritus Faculty

List of Emeritus Faculty members
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 307A 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

List of Grad 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

List of 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

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

List of 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 007 Biology Building East

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

List of 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

Xiaomin Xing

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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

Research Staff

List of Research Staff
Name Phone Email Office

Stephanie Abel

Research Associate

(319) 335-1064 stephanie-abel@uiowa.edu 301 Biology Building East

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) 335-0964 brinda-shetty@uiowa.edu 169 Biology Building

Karen Thompson

Assistant Research Scientist

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

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