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.
  • Ben Kirk and Margaret Mungai win awards

    Two IBA Students received awards at the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).  Ben Kirk received a Poster Presentation Award for Cell Biology and Margaret Mungai received an Oral Presentation Award for Cell Biology.  Both students are part of the Dale Abel Laboratory

    ABRCMS is a four-day conference, over 2,500 students from over 350 colleges and universities participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve STEM disciplines. All undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline are given an award during the closing banquet.  Great job Ben and Margaret!

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