The Roy J. Carver, Jr. Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

The Carver Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology was established in 2006 with a $2.5 million endowment from the Carver family: Lucille A. Carver of Muscatine, Iowa, who is the widow of Roy J. Carver Sr., who died in 1981; John and Marcia Carver of Rapids City, Ill.; Martin G. and Ruth A. Carver of Muscatine, Iowa; and Roy J. Carver Jr. of Bettendorf, Iowa. The Carver family is a long-time and very generous supporter of The University of Iowa, especially in the health sciences.

This chair is a joint appointment in the UI Carver College of Medicine and the UI College of Engineering, the first time a UI-named, endowed chair has been shared by two colleges.

The current recipient is Todd E. Scheetz, MS, PhD, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and professor of biomedical engineering (BME). (October 2017-Present)

Previous recipients:

  • Thomas Casavant, PhD