Affiliates

Mahdi Al-Kaisi Sotirios Archontoulis
Mahdi Al-KaisiProfessor of Agronomy
Lab website
515-294-8304
Interest areas: soil management /environment with emphasis on tillage and cropping systems effects on soil carbon dynamics, soil health and greenhouse gas emission
Sotirios Archontoulis Assistant Professor of Agronomy
515-294-7413
Interest areas: cropping systems to improve production and environmental performance; simulation modeling
Thomas Baum Gwyn Beattie
Thomas BaumProfessor and Chair of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
515-294-2398
Interest areas: Nematology, plant-microbe interactions
Gwyn BeattieProfessor of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
515-294-5571
Interest areas: Genomics, pathology and ecology of plant bacteria and microbial communities

Madan K. Bhattacharyya

Sue Blodgett

Madan K. Bhattacharyya

Professor of Agronomy
515-294-2505
Interest areas: Sudden death syndrome (SDS), Phytophthora root and stem rot and soybean cyst nematode in soybeans; nonhost disease resistance; active endogenous transposable element in soybean 

Sue BlodgettProfessor and Chair of Entomology and Natural Resource Ecology and Management
515-294-1739
Interest areas: Integrated pest management, crop entomology

Steve Bradbury Thomas Brumm

Steve BradburyProfessor of Entomology
515-294-7315
Interest areas: Environmental toxicology, pesticide risk assessment, pest resistance management, sustainability

Thomas BrummAssociate Professor Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-5145
Interest areas: Grain/seed quality and processing, biorenewables, student learning/assessment, sustainable development

Steven Cannon Petruta Caregea

Steven CannonUSDA-ARS Collaborator with Agronomy
515-294-6971
Interest areas: Plant genome and gene family evolution, comparative genomics, bioinformatics methods for gene and genome sequence analysis; bioinformatics for crop domestication improvement, particularly in soybean and other crop legumes

Associate Professor of Statistics
515-294-5582
Interest areas: Statistics

Mike Castellano Silvia Cianzio
Mike CastellanoAssociate Professor
515-294-3963
Interest areas: Environmental nitrogen dynamics to improve crop production while minimizing loss; biological nitrogen fixation in soybean
Silvia CianzioProfessor of Agronomy
515-294-1625
Interest areas: soybean breeding research for sudden death syndrome, soybean cyst nematode, phytophthora root rot, increasing the genetic base of soybean, increasing the yield and protect yield from pathogen attacks
Matt Darr Susana Goggi
Matt DarrAssociate Professor of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-8545
Interest areas: precision agriculture; focus on use of electronic technology and data analytics to solve applied engineering challenges in agriculture industry
Susana GoggiProfessor of Agronomy
Faculty website
Publications
515-294-6372
Interest areas: physiological aspects of seed development, maturation, longevity, dormancy, and germination; soybean seed quality, organic seed treatments
Michelle Graham David Grant
Michelle GrahamUSDA-ARS Collaborator with Agronomy
515-294-3626
Interest areas: Soybean crop genetics research
David GrantUSDA-ARS Geneticist and Collaborator Associate Professor of Agronomy
Lab website
515-294-1205
Interest areas: Soybean crop genetics and genomics research
David Grewell Chad Hart
David GrewellProfessor of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-2036
Interest areas: Bio-plastics, biofuels, biomass treatment, micro-fabrication, ultrasonic welding
Chad HartAssociate Professor of Economics/Extension Economist/Crop Market Specialist
Faculty website
515-294-9911
Interest areas: Agricultural and natural resource economics
Bob Hartzler Matt Helmers
Bob HartzelrProfessor of Agronomy
515-294-1164
Interest areas: Efficiency of weed management through integrated systems
Matt HelmersProfessor of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-6717
Interest areas: Agricultural and water resources; water management and water quality relating to the impact of crop and animal production systems
Erin Hodgson Kendall Lamkey
Erin HodgsonAssociate Professor of Extension Entomology
515-294-2847
Interest areas: Field crop insects, integrated pest management
Kendall LamkeyProfessor & Chair of Agronomy
515-294-7840
Interest areas: Soybean breeding and production systems research
Leonor Leandro Mark Licht
Leonor LeandroAssociate Professor of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
515-294-8855
Interest areas: Soybean crops, mycology, disease epidemiology and management
Mark LichtAssistant Professor of Agronomy
515-294-0877
Interest areas: Holistic management of cropping systems to achieve productivity, profitability, and environmental goals; agronomic implications of precision technologies
Matt Liebman Diane Luth
Matt LiebmanProfessor of Agronomy
515-294-7486
Interest areas: diversified cropping systems, weed ecology, and management; use of native perennial species for soil and water conservation and biofuel production
Diane LuthAssistant Scientist of Agronomy
515-294-9653
Interest areas: Soybean plant genetic transformation
Gustavo MacIntosh Antonio Mallarino
Gustavo MacIntoshAssociate Professor of Biochemistry/Biophysics & Molecular Biology
515-294-2627
Interest areas: gene expression, metabolism, nucleic acids, plant defense, plants, signal transduction; interaction between plants and insects
Antonio MallarinoProfessor of Agronomy
515-294-6200
Interest areas: Nutrient management practices to improve profitability of soybean production and minimize impacts on phosphorus water quality; emphasis on use of nutrient sources and lime, fertilizer placement methods, soil and tissue testing, use of precision ag technologies, and interactions with soil and water conservation practices.
Steve Mickelson Fernando Miguez
Steve MickelsonProfessor & Chair of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-1434
Interest areas: Water quality management
Fernando MiguezAssociate Professor of Agronomy
Lab website
515-294-5980
Interest areas: Cropping systems modeling to enhance productivity, stability and sustainability for food, feed and fuel
W. Allen Miller Manjit Misra
W. Allen MillerProfessor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Lab website
515-294-2436
Interest areas: Plant virology, soybean aphid viruses, virus-vector interactions, genetic engineering, genome engineering, RNA structure, translation mechanisms
Manjit MisraProfessor of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
Director, Seed Science Center
515-294-6821
Interest areas: Seed science and technology
Ken Moore GianCarlo Moschini

Ken MooreProfessor of Agronomy
515-294-5482
Interest areas: Development and improvement of biomass crops and cropping systems

GianCarlo MoschiniProfessor of Economics
515-294-5761
Interest areas: Economics of innovation, science and technology policy, industrial organization

Gretchen Mosher Daren Mueller
Gretchen MosherAssistant Professor of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-6416
Interest areas: Food system safety, grain handling quality processes, engineering education
Daren MuellerAssociate Professor of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
515-460-8000
Interest areas: Integrated pest management, disease management, field crops
Gary Munkvold Forrest Nutter, Jr.
Gary MunkvoldProfessor of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
515-294-7560
Interest areas: Seed pathology, mycotoxicology
Forrest Nutter, Jr.Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
515-294-8737
Interest areas: Epidemiology
Matt O'Neal Mike Owen
Matt O'NealAssociate Professor of Entomology
515-294-8622
Interest areas: Insect ecology, integrated pest management, pollinator conservation and resistance management
Mike OwenUniversity Professor of Agronomy
515-294-5936
Interest areas: weed biology, ecology and herbicides to manage weeds with cost efficiency and environmental sensitivity
Reuben Peters Alison Robertson
Reuben PetersProfessor of Biochemistry/Biophysics & Molecular Biology
515-294-8580
Interest areas: (rhizosphere) bacterial production of gibberellin plant hormones
Alison RobertsonProfessor of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
515-294-6708
Interest areas: Disease management of field crops
John Sawyer Lisa Schulte Moore
John SawyerProfessor of Agronomy
Lab website
Faculty web site
515-294-7078
Interest areas: soil fertility and nutrient management; conducts applied research of efficient fertilizer use and nutrient, manure, and limestone management
Lisa Schulte MooreProfessor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
515-294-7339
Interest areas: Landscape ecology, human-landscape interactions, sustainability; strategic integration of perennials into agricultural landscapes
Arti Singh Asheesh "Danny" Singh
Arti SinghAdjunct Assistant Professor of Agronomy
515-294-0948
Interest areas: Plant breeding, soybean diseases, genomics and phenomics, and high throughput plant disease phenotyping
Asheesh Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Lab website
515-294-3268
Interest areas: Soybean breeding, genomics, and high throughput phenotyping
Michelle Soupir Greg Tylka
Michelle SoupirAssociate Professor of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-2307
Interest areas: Sustainable water systems; nonpoint source pollution control, watershed management, and water quality monitoring
Greg TylkaProfessor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Director, Iowa Soybean Research Center
515-294-3021
Interest areas: Disease management of soybean cyst nematodes in SCN-resistant soybean varieties, effects of nematode-protectant seed treatments, and interactions between SCN and insect herbivores
Andy VanLoocke Kan Wang
Andy VanLoockeAssistant Professor of Agronomy
515-294-8398
Interest areas: develop and estimate the impacts of ongoing and future land use change and global change on agro-ecosystem processes and services
Kan WangProfessor of Agronomy
515-294-4429
Interest areas: Develop advanced technology for genetic transformation in soybean plant
Tong Wang Mark Westgate
Tong WangProfessor of Food Science and Human Nutrition
515-294-5448
Interest areas: Develop technologies for application of nutritional and functional fats and oils in food and biochemical industries
Mark WestgateProfessor of Agronomy
515-294-9654
Interest areas: Understanding the physiological basis for the effect of water deficits on the reproductive development in soybean; using molecular approaches to improve the value of soybean seeds
Steve Whitham Lester Wilson
Steve WhithamProfessor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
515-294-4952
Interest areas: Plant virology, soybean rust, plant-microbe interactions, plant functional genomics
Lester WilsonProfessor of Food Science and Human Nutrition
515-294-3889
Interest areas: Food quality evaluation, flavor chemistry, improving thermal processes for foods and commodities; soybeans, soyfoods, spices, and their use as ingredients
Xiao-Bing Yang Chenxu Yu
Xiso-Bing YangProfessor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
515-294-8826
Interest areas: Epidemiology, disease management, biological control
Chenxu YuAssociate Professor of Ag & Biosystems Engineering
515-294-4554
Interest areas: Bionanotechnology and biosensors


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