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.
  • Hannah Campbell, a graduate student in the DeMali Laboratory, was selected as one of nine finalist for the The University of Iowa’s fifth Three Minute Thesis competition, which challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences. Hannah was awarded the People’s Choice Award, selected by audience ballot, for her presentation entitled, “Cells that work together, stay together.” Congratulations, Hannah! 


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