Biotechnology Council

Charge

The Office of Biotechnology facilitates and advances programs in research, education, and outreach that contribute to the goals of Iowa State University's Strategic Plan in the area of biotechnology. The Biotechnology Council recommends new programs and provides input to the director and the Vice President for Research on the most effective way to utilize available funds.

The Biotechnology Council represents the five academic colleges involved in biotechnology research at Iowa State University: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

The Council is sponsored by the --

  • Administration Office, Vice President for Research
  • Office of Biotechnology , Senior Vice President and Provost 

Activity

The Council annually reviews in detail 10 state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities that support the teaching and research of university and industry scientists. The Council works with the university community and the instrumentation facility managers to identify equipment needs that support university and industry research. A priority for the Council is to foster collaboration to fund the necessary instrumentation to keep the university at the cutting edge of biotechnology research.

Since the Council’s inception in 1984, it has made recommendations to hire and provided funds of over $14.4 million to hire 135 new biotechnology faculty. Additionally, the Council annually reviews the programs of the Office of Biotechnology in the areas of bioethics, public education outreach, and publications. All of the programs listed are administered by the Office of Biotechnology.

Current Members

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Name Role Representation Start Term End Term
Reecy, James Chair, Ex-officio Director - Office of Biotechnology 01 Jul 2009
Essner, Jeffrey Member Faculty - Agriculture and Life Sciences 01 Jul 2015 30 Jun 2018
Grewell, David Member Faculty - Engineering 01 Jul 2016 30 Jun 2019
Keating, Aileen Member Faculty - Agriculture and Life Sciences 01 Jul 2015 30 Jun 2018
Kohut, Marian Member Faculty - Human Sciences 01 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2017
MacIntosh, Gustavo Member Faculty - Liberal Arts & Sciences 01 Jul 2015 30 Jun 2018
Plummer, Paul Member Faculty - Veterinary Medicine 01 Jul 2016 30 Jun 2019
Robertson, Alison Member Faculty - Agriculture and Life Sciences 01 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2017
Singh, Ravindra Member Faculty - Veterinary Medicine 01 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2017
Valenzuela, Nicole Member Faculty - Liberal Arts & Sciences 01 Jul 2016 30 Jun 2019
Webber, Glenda Support P&S - Biotechnology 01 Jul 2008

Resources

Composition

  • Director - Office of Biotechnology (1)
  • Faculty - Agriculture and Life Sciences (3)
  • Faculty - Engineering (1)
  • Faculty - Human Sciences (1)
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts & Sciences (2)
  • Faculty - Veterinary Medicine (2)
  • P&S - Biotechnology (1)


Sponsor

Senior Vice President & Provost