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.

  • IBA students participating in a team building exercise on the Pentacrest.
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • Members of the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • A demonstration of research performed in the Iowa Biosciences Academy
  • Take a look at the 17 amazing IBA, LSAMP and Science Alliance Interns who shared their research at the Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium.  


    Everyone did an amazing job and the event had a great turnout!

  • The Science Alliance Programs offers opportunities to participate in Peer Mentoring!

    The Peer Mentoring Program assists new students in our programs through their transition into the scientific community by pairing them with a peer mentor who provides guidance and support. Peer mentors provide their mentees with semester-long support in areas such as goal setting, research, social support, and professional development. They work individually with students, assess their strengths and needs, and devise a personalized plan of action.

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