Joey Azofeifa

BioFrontiers Institute and IQ Biology alum, Joey Azofeifa (Arpeggio Bio), Raises $3.2 Million in Seed Funding and is Named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Healthcare

Jan. 15, 2020

Arpeggio Bio, a preclinical company whose technology provides a mechanistic understanding of how drugs work, today announced that it has closed a $3.2 million seed financing round, which was oversubscribed by over $2 million. Funding will support the ongoing development of a nascent RNA drug screen. “We’re excited to have...

Devin and Gabriel Tauber

Biochemist brothers identify “RNA Chaperone”

Jan. 10, 2020

Stress granules comprised of RNA (red) and protein assemblies (green) formed in part through RNA-RNA interactions. A recent study from CU Boulder researchers shows that cells must actively work to keep sticky molecules, known as ribonucleic acid (RNA), apart, or they may form large assemblies that could cause problems for...

Microgels provide numerous design parameters that can be tuned for various cell culture applications

Designing Microgels for Cell Culture and Controlled Assembly of Tissue Microenvironments

Dec. 31, 2019

Micrometer‐sized hydrogels, termed microgels, are emerging as multifunctional platforms that can recapitulate tissue heterogeneity in engineered cell microenvironments. The microgels can function as either individual cell culture units or can be assembled into larger scaffolds. In this manner, individual microgels can be customized for single or multicell coculture applications, or...

Bangalore

A Summer Internship Where Only the Cows Obey Traffic Signals

Nov. 13, 2019

IQ Biology graduate student, Taisa Kushner, talks about her summer as a Microsoft Research intern in Bangalore, India, working on a global mental health platform.

leila saleh

Saleh talks about life in the Bryant Group, future career as teacher and researcher

Nov. 6, 2019

vaccine

Breaking the cold chain and making the shot count: Garcea and Randolph awarded Gates Foundation grant for vaccine research

Oct. 31, 2019

maria lo

Sie Fellowship Blog: Maria Lo

Oct. 21, 2019

Maria Lo Blog post 9/30/19 I am very thankful to the Sie Foundation and the Linda Crnic Institute for the opportunity to perform research aimed at enhancing the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome, or Trisomy 21. The Sie Fellowship has provided me with the resources to apply my skillset...

cardiello

Sie Fellowship Blog: Joseph Cardiello

Oct. 21, 2019

Joseph Cardiello Year 1 blog update Year 1: October 1, 2018-September 1, 2019 Sie Foundation Fellowship The first year of being funded by the Sie Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship has been quite eventful as I set out to learn a host of new wet lab techniques, analysis methods, and a new...

Yellow Fish

Copying tricks from the animal kingdom

Oct. 8, 2019

What can we learn from prairie voles, Burmese pythons, shortfin mollies, and naked mole rats? Researchers from across the world are studying unusual laboratory animals with astonishing traits in their quest to answer important questions in the fields of biomedicine and neuroscience.

Telomeres

The unexpected complexities of TERT, a key cancer driver

Sept. 11, 2019

Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), an enzyme associated with nearly all malignant human cancers, is even more diverse and unconventional than previously realized, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds. Telomeres, the protective ends of chromosomes, help to maintain genomic stability. In most normal adult human cells, the telomeres eventually shorten...

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