Welcome to the Iowa Biosciences Academy!

The IBA is a grant-funded program that supports the academic and personal success of University of Iowa students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the Biosciences. IBA students have access to hands-on research opportunities that earn competitive wages, a faculty mentor, professional development workshops, career counseling, free tutoring (as needed) and a strong community of students, staff & faculty that value diversity in the Biosciences.

  • Undergraduate program members working on a project.
  • Graduating IBA students with IBA Program Directors Lori Adams and Meaghan Rowe-Johnson.
  • Nicholas McCarty presenting his research poster at the Summer Undergraduate Research Conference, 2014.
  • IBA Alumnus Al Brown

    Al Brown, an IBA alumnus who graduated in May 2015 with a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology, got a taste of public health during the summer of 2012 while completing an internship in the western African country of The Gambia.

  • Check out our monthly newsletter for information about summer research opportunities, scholarship and fellowship opportunities, student news, interesting seminars on campus and more!