Pamela Geyer, PhD
MSTP Co-DirectorIowa MSTP Administration

Co-Director Pamela Geyer, PhD, holds a primary appointment in the CCOM as a Professor of Biochemistry and an Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the interdisciplinary training programs of Genetics and Molecular Medicine. Dr. Geyer has a strong training record, having mentored 9 PhD and 3 MS graduates, with 2 PhD students currently training in the laboratory. Dr. Geyer is internationally known for her research efforts to understand how nuclear organization regulates gene expression. Her research laboratory has been continuously NIH R01 funded for over 23 years.

Dr. Geyer has co-organized several meetings including being a Co-Chair of the 2017 Gordon Research conference on Epigenetics; she is a permanent member on the NIH R01 MB-G panel and has served on several training review panels, including the NIH Biomedical Research Training Review Committee (1997-2001) and the HHMI research training fellowship panel (2005-2007); she is a member of two editorial review boards, including Genetics and The Nucleus; and she is a member of the Faculty of 1000. Her academic accomplishments were recognized by receipt of a Regents Award for Faculty Excellence (2008), the Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor (2014), and the CCOM Collegiate Teaching Award (2014).

Dr. Geyer has a long record of leadership in the CCOM and commitment to the Iowa MSTP. She served as MSTP Associate Director (1997-1999), MSTP Director (1999-2006), and is currently the MSTP Co-Director (2010-present). In recognition of her service and leadership, Dr. Geyer received the CCOM Faculty Service Award (2007). In 2009, Dr. Geyer led a college-wide effort to redesign the first year graduate curriculum, establishing a series of modularized courses that permit students to personalize the didactic classes that they take. In 2011, Dr. Geyer assumed a position in the ICTS, serving as Director of the TL1 component of the CTSA grant until 2016.