CU Team Wins VCIC

May 11, 2012

CU Team Wins Venture Capital Competition A student team from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business recently won the 15 th International Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) at the University of North Carolina, beating teams from second-place Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (Spain), and third-place Georgetown...


2012 Butcher Seed Grants Awarded

May 10, 2012

2012 Butcher Seed Grants Awarded Ten recipients of the 2012 Butcher Seed Grant Awards were recently notified of their winning proposals in interdisciplinary bioscience. These grants bring critical funding to many of Colorado’s top academic researchers wanting to expand their scientific discoveries, and build new collaborations that span disciplines and...

Biofrontiers scientist, Hubert Yin, is focused on making morphine more effective and less addictive.

Biofrontiers researcher rethinks morphine's effects

May 7, 2012

A University of Colorado Boulder-led research team has discovered that two protein receptors in the central nervous system team up to respond to morphine and cause unwanted neuroinflammation, a finding with implications for improving the efficacy of the widely used painkiller while decreasing its abuse potential. Scientists have known that...

The Dedication of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

April 17, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano invites you to celebrate the dedication of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building The new home of the Biofrontiers Institute, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Division of Biochemistry Thursday, April 26, 2012 3 pm to 5 pm 3415...

IQ Biology grad student, Daniel McDonald recently returned from the Workshop on Genomics in the Czech Republic.

IQ Bio Blog: Workshop on Genomics

April 4, 2012

This past January, I had an amazing opportunity to be an instructor at the Workshop on Genomics , and the associated advanced topic sessions, in the Czech Republic. The workshop was hosted in Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered the best preserved medieval town in Europe. The workshop...


Robin Dowell awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

March 8, 2012

Robin Dowell awarded Sloan Research Fellowship The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the selection of their 2012 research fellowships. Biofrontiers faculty member and MCDB professor, Robin Dowell was one of 126 outstanding researchers from 51 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada who received the award. Given annually...


Undergrad selected for cancer award

March 8, 2012

Yin Lab Student Selected for Cancer Award Sara Coulup, a junior undergraduate majoring in biochemistry, has been selected by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) for a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award for Undergraduate Students. This two-year award is intended to inspire young science students to enter...

Computer Science Professor Liz Bradley (left), meets with Rhonda Hoenigman (center) and their collaborator, Assistant Professor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Nichole Barger, to discuss an algorithm that determines where plants will grow efficiently.

Multi-discipline research makes a big impact

Feb. 1, 2012

Multi-discipline research makes a big impact Liz Bradley is a great professor because she loved being a student. The computer science professor graduated from MIT with three degrees, a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in electrical engineering and computer science. And, while earning these degrees would be more than enough to...

Ryan Doptis handles one of the pythons in Leslie Leinwand's lab. Doptis, an MCD Biology major, graduated in December. (Image: Cliff Grassmick)

Biofrontiers lab experience opens a career path for senior

Jan. 25, 2012

Biofrontiers lab experience opens a career path for senior After two years of working in a University of Colorado Boulder laboratory that recently gained international media attention for its work with snakes and heart disease, graduating senior Ryan Doptis has set his sights on becoming a research scientist. Doptis, a...

Biofrontiers scientist, Leslie Leinwand holds a Burmese python in her lab. Image by: Thomas Cooper

Leslie Leinwand Discusses the Python Project

Dec. 12, 2011

On Science Friday: Leslie Leinwand discusses the Python Project On December 9, Biofrontiers Institute's Chief Scientific Officer Leslie Leinwand shared some scaly tales of her research with Burmese pythons on NPR's Science Friday. During the interview she shared the results of a paper she published in Science magazine earlier this...