Carolyn Lawrence-Dill

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill

  • Associate Dean, Research and Discovery
  • Assoc. Director, Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station
  • Professor, Agronomy
  • Professor, Genetics, Devo. & Cell Biol
A native of Texas, Dr. Lawrence-Dill’s research focuses on team science approaches to computing gene function and phenotype for crops. Before joining ISU, she worked as a research geneticist and lead scientist for the Maize Genetics and Genomics Database at USDA-ARS. She earned a bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and a master's degree from Texas Tech University. Her doctoral degree from the University of Georgia, where she studied maize chromosomes during cell division. Lawrence-Dill served as the elected Chair and DOGE of the graduate Interdepartmental Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program, co-founded a graduate specialization that spans six majors, and serves on various boards, including the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.


Contact Info

139 Curtiss Hall
513 Farm House Ln

About the Office of Research and Discovery:

The Office of Research and Discovery provides support and oversight for research activities carried out by CALS faculty, staff, and students. The office supports research coordination, teambuilding, and pre-award support for the college and manages programmatic aspects of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station (AES).  The office manages and allocates funding for teambuilding, travel, and other research activities, with updates and tools to make requests available via the Research → For Researchers tab.

Key Personnel in the Office of Research and Discovery: