Graduate Program Alumni

As chronicled by Clarence Berg in The University of Iowa and Biochemistry from their Beginnings, the first PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa was awarded in 1918 when our department was still a division within Chemistry. Dr. Berg's book lists 177 PhD's earned from 1918 through 1979.

Here, we highlight a few illustrious PhD graduates in Biochemistry from different eras. The list will be continuously updated--we'd love to hear from or about our graduates. All updates may be sent to

Graduate Alumni