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.
  • Photo of Nicholas McCarty, current IBA student

    Current IBA student, Nicholas McCarty, was recently awarded a Midwest Affiliate Undergraduate Student Research Program Award from the American Heart Association.

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