BSI News & Announcements

Jasmin Torres
Congratulations, new graduates!

May 16, 2017

BSI would like to congratulate everyone who graduated on Friday, May 12, including many former BSI Scholars and BURST or UROP-HHMI program participants! We highlighted some photos from the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department graduation ceremony here on our Facebook page , and 2016-17 BSI Scholar Jasmin Torres was... Read more »
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BSI Scholars Poster Symposium is Monday, May 1

April 19, 2017

The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) is sponsoring a poster symposium of BSI Scholars-funded student researchers. Undergraduates represent several departments including IPHY, EBIO, MCDB, Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Engineering. Many of these students have conducted research for multiple years, and projects reflect a variety of current biosciences research topics. Please come by... Read more »
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BSI Scholars Summer Applications due Monday, March 20!

March 14, 2017

BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research applications for summer 2017 funding are due by Monday, March 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. More information about the program and application can be found here .Read more »
Former UROP-HHMI researcher Rachel Roller coauthors new study

March 2, 2017

Former UROP-HHMI researcher Rachel Roller is a coauthor on a new study that suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters known as prebiotics – which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut – can also have an impact on health, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress. The... Read more »
Former BURST student graduating with new leadership minor

Feb. 1, 2017

Senior Lakshmi Karamsetti will be among the first CU Boulder graduates with a minor in leadership studies when she graduates this May. Lakshmi conducted research through BSI's Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training (BURST) program, now BSI Scholars. Read more about the leadership minor and Lakshmi's experience here .Read more »
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BSI Scholars summer applications now available

Jan. 17, 2017

Applications for the BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research program are now available for undergraduate CU Boulder students interested in summer 2017 funding. Eligible students conducting original research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Students also attend seminars to... Read more »
CU research by Dr. Christopher Lowry's lab named one of top 10 breakthroughs in 2016 brain science

Jan. 6, 2017

Dr. Christopher Lowry, who has worked with BSI to develop and teach the teacher professional development workshop Microbes and Mental Health: Getting the Dirt on Your Health, is the lead author on a research paper that has been named one of the top 10 advancements and breakthroughs of 2016 by... Read more »
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BSI-funded student, Genevieve Bennett, first author on primatology publication

Oct. 14, 2016

Senior Genevieve Bennett has published work in the American Journal of Primatology comparing the gut microbiomes of endangered ring-tailed lemur ( Lemur catta ) residing in the Bezà Mahafaly Special Reserve (BMSR) in southwestern Madagascar. The research team found that gut microbiota of these lemurs varied in relation to the... Read more »
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What's the dirt on microbes? These teachers found out!

Oct. 12, 2016

Thank you to the 21 teachers who participated in Saturday's Microbes and Mental Health: Getting the Dirt on your Health workshop! It was a great, engaging day spent discussing the microbes that live with us, capped off by a research presentation from Dr. Christopher Lowry of CU's Integrative Physiology department.Read more »
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BSI welcomes new group of BSI Scholars

Oct. 7, 2016

BSI hosted an orientation for 29 new BSI Scholars on Friday, September 30. These first-time BSI Scholars grant awardees are conducting research in one of 6 departments at the University of Colorado Boulder on a wide variety of projects including the human microbiome's role in stress, modifying hydrogels for medical... Read more »