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BIOLOGY and GENETICS - Virtual Visiting Professor Program

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The Virtual Visiting Professor Program aims to serve as a valuable resource to supplement classroom activities in your high school biology/life science classes. Faculty virtual visits serve two purposes. They provide an opportunity to have an ISU faculty member present a seminar on their cutting-edge research and provide your students with first-hand information about  resources available at Iowa State University in the areas of biology and genetics.

For more information or to arrange a virtual visiting professor visit to your classroom contact: Professor Don Sakaguchi, Director of Biology and Genetics Undergraduate Programs, Iowa State University, dssakagu@iastate.edu. Download a flyer to post or share with colleagues.

Professor Presentation title
Dean Adams Using salamanders to understand how morphology evolves
Sarah Anderson The CORN-ucopia of variation among corn varieties caused by transposons
Joe Aung How do plants talk to each other?
Hua Bai Mechanisms of aging: From inter-organ communication to inter-organelle cross-talk
Raquel Espin-Palazon Zebra-fishing for the cure of blood disorders
Jeff Essner Understanding and repairing the genome using CRISPR/Cas9
Moe Gupta Using yeast to understand how cells divide OR Understanding how cells control their microtubule cytoskeleton
Dior Kelley Roots as a route to study plant stem cells
Sayali Kukday Collaboration: It’s not just about the learning
Maura McGrail CRISPR for genetic models of brain development and disease
Marna Nelson-Yandeau A plant’s molecular raincoat: Researching ways in which plants protect themselves from environmental stress
Don Sakaguchi Stem cells and bioengineering for brain and tissue repair strategies
Geetu Tuteja The basic biology of pregnancy disorders
Nicole Valenzuela The fascinating biology of turtles and the challenges to study them
Jonathan Wendel The wondrous world of plant genomes
Hongqing (Michelle) Guo FERONIA, an important player in balancing plant growth and stress responses
Jeanne Serb What Scallops’ Many Eyes Can Teach Us About the Evolution of Vision

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