The JSCBB is home to the BioFrontiers Institute. Image by Devan Gomez

JSCBB earns LEED platinum rating

Oct. 24, 2012

JSCBB earns LEED platinum rating The University of Colorado Boulder’s Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology building has received a LEED platinum rating -- the highest possible evaluation -- from the United States Green Building Council. The 336,800-square-foot research and teaching facility opened in April on the university’s east campus. More than...

Tom Cech is the Director of the BioFrontiers Institute

BioFrontiers Director attends Senate Forum

Oct. 3, 2012

BioFrontiers Director attends Senate Forum September’s first meeting of the Science, Technology and Policy Forum was held to zero in on a discussion of the human genome and its implications for medicine. Attendees included Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Bruce Beutler (awarded the 2011...

Topher Weiss-Lehman is a second-year graduate student in the IQ Biology program.

IQ Bio Blog: Science in pictures

Sept. 20, 2012

IQ Bio Blog: Science in pictures Recently I was lucky enough to present a poster at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) conference in Portland, Oregon. This is the largest conference of ecologists and evolutionary biologists in the US with over 4,000 attendees this year. With so many researchers attending...

Carlos is beginning his second year in the IQ Biology graduate studies program this fall.

When the student becomes the mentor

Aug. 15, 2012

When the student becomes the mentor This past May, the inaugural class of IQ Biology, including myself, finished its first year of graduate study. It was an interesting year that saw different people from very different backgrounds coexist in an interdisciplinary environment where sometimes we didn’t know what each other...

Hubert Yin is one of three BioFrontiers scientists who received state grants to enable commercialization.

BioFrontiers Faculty Receive BDEG Grants

June 7, 2012

BioFrontiers faculty receive commercialization grants from the State of Colorado Ten CU research projects were recently selected to receive grants through Colorado’s Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program (BDEG-Co). The State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade began the BDEG program in 2007, providing proof-of-concept grants to move...

After post-doctoral work at The Broad Institute, Dan Knights will join the computer science faculty at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Dan Knights Adventure Continues

May 23, 2012

IQ Biology graduate's adventure continues Dan Knights is a humble guy, with very little reason to be humble. A short list of his titles includes high school math teacher, computer scientist and the 2003 Rubik’s Cube World Champion. He has appeared on the Today Show, The Discovery Channel and as...


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...