Chris Smith is a student in the BioFrontiers Institute's IQ Biology PhD program.

IQ Biology student wins 2015 GRFP fellowship from NSF

May 28, 2015

The National Science Foundation recently announced the recipients of the coveted 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) awards . These prestigious awards have been given since 1952 to graduate students who show a demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Chris Smith, a first-year student from the BioFrontiers Institute’s...

Joel Kralj is using fluorescent proteins to reveal how bacterial use electricity to stay alive.

Cracking the code on bacterial voltage

April 13, 2015

Searle Scholars Award winner is cracking the code on bacterial voltage Electric voltage powers life – Our brains use electrical transients to process every thought; every heartbeat arises from voltage changes in heart cells. Despite its importance, voltage changes in bacteria were never really studied because the cells were just...

The 2014 CU Buffs iGEM team logo includes a James Bond-inspired buffalo with a pipetting gun.

CU at the World iGEM Jamboree

Jan. 29, 2015

Just a few weeks ago, we boarded a plane destined for Boston and the 2014 World iGEM Jamboree . Once we arrived, we were racing to the hotel to put some finishing touches onto our power point presentation. Our team was selected as one of the first teams to present...

The 2013 iGEM Buffs took home a regional award for their work, now published in ACS Synthetic Biology. The 2014 competed at the international level and took home a Silver Award.

CU Boulder Wins Silver at 2014 iGEM

Jan. 29, 2015

CU-Boulder Student Team Wins Silver at Premiere Biology Competition The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) event is the top synthetic biology competition in the world and the CU-Boulder team wanted to make an impact at this year’s competition in Boston. Last year’s 2013 Buffs iGEM team was successful, winning a...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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