The Group

What's New


V. Brendel serving as Chair of the iPlant Collaborative Scientific Advisory Board

V. Brendel appointed Consulting Editor of The Plant Cell

Recent publications:

Duvick, J., Standage, D.S., Merchant, N. & Brendel, V.P. (2016) xGDBvm: A Web GUI-driven workflow for annotating eukaryotic genomes in the cloud. The Plant Cell [Advance Publication: 28 March 2016]

Standage, D.S., Berens, A.J., Glastad, K.M., Severin, A.J., Brendel, V.P. & Toth, A.L. (2016) Genome, transcriptom and methylome sequencing of a primitively eusocial wasp reveal a greatly reduced DNA methylaiton system in a social insect. Molecular Ecology [First published: 15 March 2016]

PlantGDB News:

xGDBvm on YouTube

Rotation Students

ISU graduate programs typically require of their students research rotations of 6-8 weeks in three or more groups in their first year before selecting a home group for their research work. We host several rotation students each term. Meet some of them!
LakshmiSowmya Rachakonda
Lu Zhang
Abhinav Mathur
Jagadeshwar Balan
Satwica Yerneni