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IQ Biology Program Wins IGERT

Jan. 13, 2015

BioFrontiers Institute's IQ Biology program wins National Science Foundation Grant The BioFrontiers Institute’s Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Certificate Ph.D. ( IQ Biology ) program recently was awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. These funds will be spent over the... Read more »
Balaji Sridhar's company, Nanoly Bioscience, recently won a Tech Award. He works in Kristi Anseth's lab as a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering.

Nanoly wins 2014 Tech Award

Nov. 18, 2014

CU-Boulder startup wins Silicon Valley Tech Award for vaccine innovation that will save lives around the world Photo: Balaji Sridhar's company, Nanoly Bioscience, recently won a Tech Award. He works in Kristi Anseth's lab as a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering. Balaji Sridhar is a Chemical Engineering PhD candidate at... Read more »
BioFrontiers' Amy Palmer studies the effects that zinc has on a wide variety of cellular processes.

Amy Palmer wins NIH Pioneer Award

Oct. 9, 2014

Few people think of metals as being vital to our health. Although most people are aware of iron, zinc is just as important, and is involved in a much wider array of biological functions. Ten percent of the proteins used to build our cells, tissues and genes are predicted to... Read more »
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BioFrontiers launches Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

July 10, 2014

Research will focus on improving the lives of people with Down syndrome The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado launched its inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in affiliation with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The program will fund three post-doctoral researchers, Sie... Read more »
Mary Allen is a postdoc in Robin Dowell's lab at the BioFrontiers Institute.

Sie Fellows focused on quality of life in Down syndrome

July 10, 2014

Mary Allen holds up a valentine sent to her from a childhood friend. It sits in her cubicle where she is hard at work tearing apart genomic data looking for patterns. This friend, who has Down syndrome, is part of the reason that Allen, a postdoctoral researcher in Robin Dowell’s... Read more »
Robin Dowell collaborated with MCDB's Joaquin Espinosa and Mary Allen (pictured below) to make sense of p53.

New Technology, New Understanding of p53: The Tumor-Suppressor Gene

May 14, 2014

A major collaboration of Colorado institutions uses new technology to show, after more than 30 years and 50,000 papers on the subject, the direct targets of the gene p53, the most potent “tumor suppressor” gene. The finding is a strong step toward affecting the disease trajectories of nearly all cancer... Read more »
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Seminar focuses on minority success

May 14, 2014

May 30 Seminar focuses on minority success Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be giving a talk about creating an environment that supports the success of minority students as part of the BioFrontiers Seminar Series . Hrabowski has focused his career on science... Read more »
Leinwand's research opens the door to the possibility of personalized treatment for heart disease.

Leinwand joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 24, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder biologist Leslie Leinwand has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors the leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including scientists, scholars, writers and artists. Leinwand—chief scientific officer for CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute and a... Read more »
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of the most prestigious awards available for student researchers.

IQ Biology students win fellowships from NSF

April 21, 2014

The National Science Foundation recently announced the recipients of their coveted 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship awards . These prestigious awards have been given since 1952 to graduate students who show a demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Two students from the BioFrontiers Institute’s Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology PhD... Read more »
BioFrontiers' Robin Dowell won a Faculty Early Career Development grant from the National Science Foundation.

CAREER scientist thrives at the intersection of research and teaching

March 21, 2014

Most university faculty divide their time between research activities, teaching and service to their institutions, sometimes putting in hundreds of hours weekly to accomplish the job’s demands. Being able to shine in all of these areas is a rare accomplishment, especially for newer faculty. For BioFrontiers faculty member Robin Dowell,... Read more »

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