Name Phone Email Office

Lori Adams

Co-Director, Iowa Biosciences Academy
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

(319) 335-1322 169 BB

Vincent G. J. Rodgers

Co-Director, Iowa Biosciences Academy
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

(319) 335-1219 513 VAN

Current Mentors

Name Phone Email Office

E. Dale Abel

IBA Core Mentor; Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

319-353-3050 4312 PBDB

Mark Blumberg

IBA Core Mentor; F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor

(319) 335-2424 E234 SSH

Thomas Casavant

Roy J. Carver, Jr. Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biomedical Engineering; Professor Biomedical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

(319) 335-5953 5316 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences

Chi-Lien Cheng

Associate Professor

(319) 335-2583 210 Biology Building

Sandra Daack-Hirsch

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 335-7061 364 CNB

Brandon Davies

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

319-335-3225 3326 PBDB

Martine Dunnwald

Assistant Professor

319-384-4645 1-532 BSB

John F. Engelhardt

IBA Core Mentor; DEO and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

319-335-7744 1-100 BSB

Tori Forbes

IBA Core Mentor; Assistant Professor

319-384-1320 W374 CB

Laurence Fuortes

IBA Core Mentor; Professor

(319) 335-9819 S351 CPHB

Kenneth Gayley

Associate Professor

(319) 335-3282 07 VAN

Ruth Grossman

Assistant Professor

319-335-7111 482 CNB

Cara Hamann

Associate Professor

(319) 384-1513 S449 CPHB

Andrew Hollingworth


319-335-2964 W306 SSH

Douglas Houston

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 335-1316 257 BB

Ryan LaLumiere

IBA Core Mentor; Assistant Professor

319-335-3657 E219 SSH

Susan Lutgendorf

Professor & Starch Faculty Fellow

(319) 335-2432 E228 SSH

Linda McCarter


319-335-9721 3-430 Bowen Science Building

Maurine Neiman

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 384-1814 324B Biology Builiding

Megan Foley Nicpon

Associate Professor

319-335-5575 N330 Lindquist Center

Molly Nikolas

Assistant Professor

319-335-2455 E112 SSH

Peggy Nopoulos

IBA Core Mentor; Professor

319-384-9264 W278 General Hospital

Richard Roller


319-335-9958 3-432 Bowen Science Building319-335-9958

Madeline Shea

IBA Core Mentor; Professor of Biochemistry

319-335-7885 4-450 BSB

Steven Spears

Assistant Professor

Tina Tootle

Associate Professor

319-335-7763 1-550 BSB

Daniel Tranel

IBA Core Mentor; Professor (Neurology/Psychological & Brain Sciences)

319-384-6050 2206 RCP

Gideon Zamba

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 384-1586 N350 CPHB

Undergraduate Alumni

Name Phone Email Office

Maurisa Aimable

Research Assistant, Dows Institute UIowa

Maya Amjadi

MD/PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Jacqueline Bannon, MS, BSN, RN

PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Sarah Bannon

PhD Candidate in Psychology, Stony Brook University

Chelia Briner


Alfonza Brown

Postgraduate Summer Research Fellow ORISE at U.S. Army Public Health Command

Nicole Cady

Research Assistant - University of Iowa

Natalia Cardona

Process Improvement Engineer, Alcoa

Michael Dominguez

PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the University of Michigan

Steven Dominguez, Jr.

MS Program in Global Health Studies, UC San Francisco

Timothy Fuqua

PhD Candidate in Molecular Biology, EMBL - Heidelberg, Germany

LauRen Gaines

MPH Student - University of Minnesota

Ashlynn Gerth

PhD Candidate in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) University of Illinois, Chicago

Alejandra Gonzalez

PhD Candidate in Nursing, University of Iowa

Maia Griffith

Student at Emory University School of Medicine

Kaitlyn Jones

Home Health Aide at HomeSafe

Olivia Jones

MPH Student (Epidemiology) at The George Washington University

Nicholas McCarty

PhD Candidate, California Institute of Technology

Alexandria Miller

PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Suffolk University

Hannah Miller

PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, University of Iowa

Alexis Miller

Research Associate, Cedars-Sinai

William Narhi-Martinez

PhD Candidate in Cognitive Psychology, The Ohio State University

Maria Nunez Hernandez

PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, The University of Iowa

Angela Olvera

MD/PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Evan Paelmo

Registered Nurse

Edgardo Ramirez

Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow, National Cancer Institute; Research Assistant, Northwestern University

Nicole Richardson

MPH Student (Epidemiology) at Emory University

Nicholas Rolston

PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at Stanford University

Edwin Sagastume

Biochemical Engineer at Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, Iowa City, IA

Lucero Sanchez

PhD Candidate in Chemistry at Indiana University

Nicholas Sattler

PhD Candidate in Biology, University of Oregon

Shacoya Smith

Orthodics & Prosthetics Student at St. Petersburg College

Paul Taufalele

PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Hannah Tykol

Tracy Vo

MPH Student at Columbia University

Frederick Zasadny

PhD Canidate in Biomedical Engineering, George Washington University

Graduate Alumni

Name Phone Email Office

Rondine Allen

Graduate Research Assistant

Toby Avalos

Advisor, Centralia College

Franklin Bright

Graduate Research Assistant

Johnny Cruz Corchado

Graduate Research Assistant

(319) 335-1126 215 BB

Victoria Parker

Graduate Research Assistant S311 PHAR

Jessica Ponce

Graduate Research Assistant

(319) 335-7916 3136 MERF

Eric Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Scientist, Indiana University

(319) 335-8831 S311 PHAR

Brigitte Vanle

Postdoctoral Scientist, Cedars-Sinai

(319) 335-8802 S311 PHAR

Amanda Ward

Graduate Research Assistant

Brittany Williams

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Iowa Advisors

Name Phone Email Office

Saba Rasheed Ali

Associate Professor

Daniel Eberl


Pamela Geyer


(319) 335-6953 3135E MERF

John Keller

Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Colleen Mitchell

Associate Professor; Director, SLOAN Center

Ann Ricketts

Assis. VP for Research, Communications & External Relations

Sheila Schechinger

Senior Assistant Director, Outreach & Recruitment, UI Admissions

James Torner

Professor and Head of Department of Epidemiology

Deandrea Watkins

Multicultural Specialist, UI STEM Programs

Dan Weeks

Professor; Director of Graduate Studies in Biochemistry

External Advisors

Name Phone Email Office

Sarah England

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Former IBA Director

(314) 286-1798

Richard McGee

Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development

(312) 503-1737 Rubloff Building Suite 12-129

Michael Summers


(410) 455-2527 CHEM 182A


Name Phone Email Office

Steve Kehoe

Marketing Coordinator, IBA
Administrative Services Coordinator, Biology

(319) 335-1050 143 BB

Brinda Shetty

Assistant Director, IBA

(319) 335-1322 169 BB