Dear Friends,

As we continue undaunted in our interdisciplinary exploration of some of the greatest scientific challenges in human health and welfare, we invite you to learn more about how we are pursuing transformational discoveries and educating the science and engineering leaders of the future.

With the support of our generous donors, the University of Colorado, our industry partners, and state and federal funders, our researchers continue to create new knowledge on the frontiers of bioscience. Our thriving community of faculty, postdocs, students and staff remains focused on pursuing collaborations that will lead to new scientific discoveries, new innovations in education, and new start-up companies.

BioFrontiers is experiencing remarkable growth:

  • In August of 2017, we celebrated the opening of new BioFrontiers Institute research and active learning facilities, which are located on the second floor of a 56,340 square foot addition to the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building. These new facilities have also become a hub for CU and non-CU based start-up and established companies, while moving us closer to our vision of promoting increased collaborations among researchers, students, and industry partners.
  • We are welcoming five new talented and innovative faculty members who specialize in Computational Biology. Their expertise in developing algorithms and models to better understand various biological systems and relationships is at the leading edge of this field.
  • Our prominent faculty members and talented students continue to receive national and international honors and awards that are a testament to the value of our research for the common good.

As we look forward to even more success in the future, thank you for your support of 
our efforts to unlock scientific potential and solve major biological mysteries.

Warm regards,

Thomas R. Cech, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
Director, BioFrontiers Institute
Leslie Leinwand, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Molecular, Cellular 
and Developmental Biology
Tom Marsico Chair of Excellence 
Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute