CU is heading to Boston for the iGEM Jamboree

Jan. 29, 2015

In just a few days, members from our team will be boarding a plane to Boston. When we arrive, we are participating in an annual synthetic biology competition against both foreign and domestic teams at an international conference, held by the International Genetically Engineered Machines Foundation (iGEM). There we will... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »

IQ Biology Program Wins IGERT

Jan. 13, 2015

BioFrontiers Institute's IQ Biology program wins National Science Foundation Grant The BioFrontiers Institute’s Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Certificate Ph.D. ( IQ Biology ) program recently was awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. These funds will be spent over the... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »

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... Read more »
Mary Allen is a postdoc in Robin Dowell's lab at the BioFrontiers Institute.

Sie Fellows focused on quality of life in Down syndrome

July 10, 2014

Mary Allen holds up a valentine sent to her from a childhood friend. It sits in her cubicle where she is hard at work tearing apart genomic data looking for patterns. This friend, who has Down syndrome, is part of the reason that Allen, a postdoctoral researcher in Robin Dowell’s... Read more »
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Seminar focuses on minority success

May 14, 2014

May 30 Seminar focuses on minority success Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be giving a talk about creating an environment that supports the success of minority students as part of the BioFrontiers Seminar Series . Hrabowski has focused his career on science... Read more »
Robin Dowell collaborated with MCDB's Joaquin Espinosa and Mary Allen (pictured below) to make sense of p53.

New Technology, New Understanding of p53: The Tumor-Suppressor Gene

May 14, 2014

A major collaboration of Colorado institutions uses new technology to show, after more than 30 years and 50,000 papers on the subject, the direct targets of the gene p53, the most potent “tumor suppressor” gene. The finding is a strong step toward affecting the disease trajectories of nearly all cancer... Read more »