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.
  • Former IBA student, Nicole Richardson

    Former IBA student, Nicole Richardson, is a contributing author on a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. The team of University of Iowa biologists have found a gene that could potentially stop cancerous tumors in its tracks. Click here to read the full article.

    Richardson is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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