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
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.
|Name||Role||Representation||Start Term||End Term|
|Serb, Jeanne||Chair, Ex-officio||Director - Office of Biotechnology||01 Jan 2018|
|Allenspach, Karin||Member||Faculty - Veterinary Medicine||01 Jul 2017||30 Jun 2020|
|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|
|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|
|Salas Fernandez, Maria||Member||Faculty - Agriculture and Life Sciences||01 Jul 2017||30 Jun 2020|
|Shirtcliff, Elizabeth (Birdie)||Member||Faculty - Human Sciences||01 Jul 2017||30 Jun 2020|
|Valenzuela, Nicole||Member||Faculty - Liberal Arts & Sciences||01 Jul 2016||30 Jun 2019|
|Webber, Glenda||Support||P&S - Biotechnology||01 Jul 2008|
- 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)