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Archive: September 2016


Nettleton named director of Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics

By Office of the Vice President for Research

Dan Nettleton has been named director of the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics at Iowa State University. Nettleton will lead the L.H. Baker Center’s work in developing and applying statistical methods for addressing challenges in biological sciences research. Nettleton, a Distinguished Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and…

Lowland and highland corn varieties

Reaching back through centuries of cultivation: Iowa State scientist tracks corn adaptation

By Iowa State University News Service

An Iowa State University scientist is attempting to peel back centuries of adaptations in corn to gain a better understanding of how the plant adjusted to the diverse environments and elevations of the Americas. Matthew Hufford, an assistant professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, said learning how corn adapted to grow beyond the environment of…

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Presidential research initiative promotes big thinking in data-driven science

By Iowa State University News Service

The third round of funding from an Iowa State University presidential initiative will build four research teams that will use big data to benefit human and animal health, improve cities and build new tools for researchers. Iowa State President Steven Leath launched the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research in 2012. The program provides seed funding to…