People

Directors

Name Phone Email Office

Lori Adams

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

(319) 335-1322 lori-adams@uiowa.edu 169 BB

Vincent G. J. Rodgers

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

(319) 335-1219 vincent-rodgers@uiowa.edu 513 VAN

Current Mentors

Name Phone Email Office

E. Dale Abel

IBA Core Mentor; Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

319-353-3050 dale-abel@uiowa.edu 4312 PBDB

Mark Blumberg

IBA Core Mentor; F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor

(319) 335-2424 mark-blumberg@uiowa.edu 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 tom-casavant@uiowa.edu 5316 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences

Chi-Lien Cheng

Associate Professor

(319) 335-2583 chi-lien-cheng@uiowa.edu 210 Biology Building

Sandra Daack-Hirsch

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 335-7061 sandra-daack-hirsch@uiowa.edu 364 CNB

Brandon Davies

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

319-335-3225 brandon-davies@uiowa.edu 3326 PBDB

Martine Dunnwald

Assistant Professor

319-384-4645 martine-dunnwald@uiowa.edu 1-532 BSB

John F. Engelhardt

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

319-335-7744 john-engelhardt@uiowa.edu 1-100 BSB

Tori Forbes

IBA Core Mentor; Assistant Professor

319-384-1320 tori-forbes@uiowa.edu W374 CB

Laurence Fuortes

IBA Core Mentor; Professor

(319) 335-9819 laurence-fuortes@uiowa.edu S351 CPHB

Kenneth Gayley

Associate Professor

(319) 335-3282 kenneth-gayley@uiowa.edu 07 VAN

Ruth Grossman

Assistant Professor

319-335-7111 ruth-grossmann@uiowa.edu 482 CNB

Cara Hamann

Associate Professor

(319) 384-1513 cara-hamann@uiowa.edu S449 CPHB

Andrew Hollingworth

Professor

319-335-2964 andrew-hollingworth@uiowa.edu W306 SSH

Douglas Houston

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 335-1316 douglas-houston@uiowa.edu 257 BB

Ryan LaLumiere

IBA Core Mentor; Assistant Professor

319-335-3657 ryan-lalumiere@uiowa.edu E219 SSH

Susan Lutgendorf

Professor & Starch Faculty Fellow

(319) 335-2432 susan-lutgendorf@uiowa.edu E228 SSH

Linda McCarter

Professor

319-335-9721 linda-mccarter@uiowa.edu 3-430 Bowen Science Building

Maurine Neiman

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 384-1814 maurine-neiman@uiowa.edu 324B Biology Builiding

Megan Foley Nicpon

Associate Professor

319-335-5575 megan-foley-nicpon@uiowa.edu N330 Lindquist Center

Molly Nikolas

Assistant Professor

319-335-2455 molly-nikolas@uiowa.edu E112 SSH

Peggy Nopoulos

IBA Core Mentor; Professor

319-384-9264 peggy-nopoulos@uiowa.edu W278 General Hospital

Richard Roller

Professor

319-335-9958 richard-roller@uiowa.edu 3-432 Bowen Science Building319-335-9958

Madeline Shea

IBA Core Mentor; Professor of Biochemistry

319-335-7885 madeline-shea@uiowa.edu 4-450 BSB

Steven Spears

Assistant Professor

steven-spears@uiowa.edu

Tina Tootle

Associate Professor

319-335-7763 tina-tootle@uiowa.edu 1-550 BSB

Daniel Tranel

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

319-384-6050 daniel-tranel@uiowa.edu 2206 RCP

Gideon Zamba

IBA Core Mentor; Associate Professor

(319) 384-1586 gideon-zamba@uiowa.edu N350 CPHB

Undergraduate Alumni

Name Phone Email Office

Maurisa Aimable

Research Assistant, Dows Institute UIowa

Maya Amjadi

Student

maya-amjadi@uiowa.edu

Sarah Bannon

PhD Candidate in Psychology, Stony Brook University

Jacqueline Bannon

Student

jacqueline-bannon@uiowa.edu

Chelia Briner

Alfonza Brown

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

Natalia Cardona

Process Improvement Engineer, Alcoa

Michael Dominguez

Student

michael-dominguez@uiowa.edu

Steven Dominguez, Jr.

Student

steven-dominguez@uiowa.edu

Timothy Fuqua

Student

timothy-fuqua@uiowa.edu

LauRen Gaines

Ashlynn Gerth

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

Alejandra Gonzalez

Student

alejandra-gonzalez@uiowa.edu

Maia Griffith

Student at Emory University School of Medicine

Olivia Jones

MPH Student (Epidemiology) at The George Washington University

Kaitlyn Jones

Home Health Aide at HomeSafe

kaitlyn-jones@uiowa.edu

Nicholas McCarty

Student

nicholas-mccarty@uiowa.edu

Alexis Miller

Student

alexis-n-miller@uiowa.edu

Alexandria Miller

Student

alexandria-miller@uiowa.edu

Hannah Miller

Student

hannah-miller@uiowa.edu

Maria Nunez Hernandez

Student

maria-nunezhernandez@uiowa.edu

Evan Paelmo

Student

evan-paelmo@uiowa.edu

Edgardo Ramirez

Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow, National Cancer Institute

edgardo-ramirez@uiowa.edu

Nicole Richardson

MPH Student (Epidemiology) at Emory University

Nicholas Rolston

PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at Stanford University

Edwin Sagastume

Student

edwin-sagastume@uiowa.edu

Lucero Sanchez

PhD Candidate in Chemistry at Indiana University

Nicholas Sattler

Research Assistant, University of Iowa

nicholas-sattler@uiowa.edu

Shacoya Smith

Orthodics & Prosthetics Student at St. Petersburg College

Paul Taufalele

Student

paul-taufalele@uiowa.edu

Hannah Tykol

Student

hannah-tykol@uiowa.edu

Tracy Vo

Student

tracy-vo@uiowa.edu

Frederick Zasadny

Student

frederick-zasadny@uiowa.edu

Graduate Alumni

Name Phone Email Office

Rondine Allen

Graduate Research Assistant

rondine-allen@uiowa.edu

Toby Avalos

Graduate Research Assistant

toby-avalos@uiowa.edu

Franklin Bright

Graduate Research Assistant

franklin-bright@uiowa.edu

Johnny Cruz Corchado

Graduate Research Assistant

(319) 335-1126 johnny-cruzcorchado@uiowa.edu 215 BB

Victoria Parker

Graduate Research Assistant

victoria-parker@uiowa.edu S311 PHAR

Jessica Ponce

Graduate Research Assistant

(319) 335-7916 jessica-ponce@uiowa.edu 3136 MERF

Eric Rodriguez

Graduate Research Assistant

(319) 335-8831 eric-a-rodriguez@uiowa.edu S311 PHAR

Brigitte Vanle

Graduate Research Assistant

(319) 335-8802 brigitte-vanle@uiowa.edu S311 PHAR

Amanda Ward

Graduate Research Assistant

amanda-m-ward@uiowa.edu

Brittany Williams

Graduate Research Assistant

brittany-williams@uiowa.edu

University of Iowa Advisors

Name Phone Email Office

Saba Rasheed Ali

Associate Professor

Daniel Eberl

Professor

Pamela Geyer

Professor

(319) 335-6953 pamela-geyer@uiowa.edu 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 Englands@wustl.edu

Richard McGee

Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development

(312) 503-1737 r-mcgee@northwestern.edu Rubloff Building Suite 12-129

Michael Summers

Professor

(410) 455-2527 summers@hhmi.umbc.edu CHEM 182A

Staff

Name Phone Email Office

Steve Kehoe

Marketing Coordinator, IBA
Administrative Services Coordinator, Biology

(319) 335-1050 steve-kehoe@uiowa.edu 143 BB

Brinda Shetty

Assistant Director, IBA

(319) 335-1322 brinda-shetty@uiowa.edu 169 BB