Hua Bai

Hua Bai

  • Associate Professor
2022 ISU LAS Dean’s Emerging Faculty Awardee
2021 NSF CAREER Awardee
2021 ISU LAS Awardee for Early Achievement in Research
2016 American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), Young Investigator Awardee
2014 NIH Pathway to Independence Awardee

Dr. Bai received his B.S. in Biology (1997) from East China Normal University; his M.S. in Aquatic Biology from Shanghai Ocean University (2000); and his Ph.D. in Entomology from University of Kentucky (2009), where his mentor was Dr. Subba Reddy Palli. He was a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Marc Tatar at Brown University (2009-2015). Dr. Bai joined the faculty of Iowa State University, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology in January 2016, as a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2022.


Contact Info

3260 Molecular Biology Building
2437 Pammel Dr.
Social Media and Websites


  • B. S., East China Normal University, 07/1997
  • M. S., Shanghai Ocean University, 07/2000
  • Ph. D., University of Kentucky, 12/2009
  • Postdoc, Brown University, 2009-2015

Professional Memberships and Service

Chair of GDCB department Graduate Affairs Committee
Scientific committee member, National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)
Institutional representative, Midwest Aging Consortium (MAC)

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Genetics Society of America
Member, American Aging Association
Member, ISU Nanovaccine Institute

Scientific Journal Editor
Associate Editor Board - Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences
Editorial Board - Frontiers in Endocrinology: Experimental Endocrinology
Associate Editor - Frontiers in Aging: Molecular Mechanisms of Aging
Review Editor - Frontiers in Genetics: Genetics of Aging