ISU Plant Sciences Institute

Student Opportunities

Iowa State University offers numerous opportunities for graduate study in the plant sciences and associated disciplines. Approximately 400 graduate students and 200 faculty are pursuing research focused on basic and applied plant science.Many sources of financial support are available, including USDA National Needs fellowships in plant biotechnology, NSF IGERT fellowships in bioinformatics, and research assistantships and teaching assistantships in all fields. For further information contact the individual programs.

Graduate Programs

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Crop Production and Physiology

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Science

Food Science and Technology
Natural Resource and Ecology Management
Materials Science and Engineering
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Plant Breeding

Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology
Soil Science
Sustainable Agriculture

Other Opportunities

Dow AgroSciences seeks graduate students or postdocs in the fields of bioinformatics, statistical genetics or plant/animal breeding and genetics for summer internship opportunities. The successful candidates will work closely with bioinformatics scientists and statistical geneticists from the R&D organization to develop and implement improved genomic methodologies and solutions for commercial breeding needs. These internships are excellent opportunities for students or postdocs to learn and experience commercial breeding program and industry working environment. Competitive salary is offered for internship positions in Dow AgroSciences. Potential candidates should submit their resumes or inquiries to Dr. Yi Jia via email for further consideration.

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