Faculty

PhotoNameContact Information
Natalie Ahn Natalie Ahn
Professor • Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Chemistry and Biochemistry
(303) 492-4799
Kristi Anseth Kristi Anseth
Distinguished Professor • Tisone Professor • Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Chemical and Biological Engineering
(303) 492-3147
Stephanie Bryant Stephanie Bryant
Professor • Associate Director, Materials Science & Engineering Program
Chemical and Biological Engineering • Craniofacial Biology - CU Denver Health Sciences Center
(303) 735-6714
Tom Cech Tom Cech
Director, BioFrontiers Institute • Distinguished Professor • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Aaron Clauset Aaron Clauset
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
(303) 492-6643
Robin Dowell Robin Dowell
Associate Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Robert Garcea Robert Garcea
Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
(303) 492-1669
Loren Hough Loren Hough
Assistant Professor
Physics
Joel Kralj Joel Kralj
Assistant Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
(303) 492-2642
Daniel Larremore Daniel Larremore
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Leslie Leinwand Leslie Leinwand
Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute • Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology • CU Denver School of Medicine
Amy Palmer Amy Palmer
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
(303) 492-1945
John Rinn John Rinn
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry • Leslie Orgel Professor of RNA Science • Marvin H. Caruthers Endowed Chair for Early-Career Faculty
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sara Sawyer Sara Sawyer
Associate Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Zhongping Tan Zhongping Tan
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
303-492-5160
Hubert Yin Hubert Yin
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
303-492-6786

Staff

PhotoNameContact Information
Kathy Asta Kathleen (Kathy) Asta
Operations Administrator
Administration
303-492-7606
Stefanie Coltrain Stefanie Coltrain
Procurement Manager
Administration
Ph: 303-735-7307 Fax: 303-492-8425
Jon D Jon D
IT
Lindsay Diamond Lindsay Diamond
Director of Communication
Administration
303-735-3001
Joe Joe Dragavon
Director, BioFrontiers Advanced Light Microscopy Core
Administration
(303) 735-6988
Nicholas Essek Nicholas Essek
Student Assistant
Administration
Hilary Furlong Hilary Furlong
Assistant Dean for Development
Administration
303-735-9073
Lee Gutmacher Lee Gutmacher
Manager of Human Resources
Administration
(303) 735-7117
Maly Her Maly Her
General and Grant Accountant
Administration
(303) 735-6775
Matt Hynes-Grace Matt Hynes-Grace
Manager of IT Operations
IT
303-735-2303
Janice Jones Janice Jones Taylor
Program Assistant
Administration
303-735-4113
Laura Konyha - flower Laura Konyha
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Thomas Cech, Director
Administration
(303) 492-5067
Ryan Krumpeck
Desktop & Audio Visual Support
IT
303-735-8016 office 720-244-3151 mobile
Kim Little Kim Little
Program Manager
Administration
303-492-7589
amber Amber McDonnell
Education Programs Manager
Administration
303-735-7508
jess Jessica Miller
Student Assistant
Administration
Lisa Nanstad
Director of Interdisciplinary Research Community
Administration
303-735-2152
Kristin Powell Kristin Powell
Director of Interdisciplinary Education
Administration
3037357503
Ashley Ashley Rasmussen
Grants Manager/Financial Analyst
Administration
303-735-7446
Chris Shapard Chris Shapard
Associate Director and Chief of Staff
Administration
303-492-3588
photo Lee Silbert
Director of Operations and Financial Management
Administration
303-735-2400
Cassidy Thompson Cassidy Thompson
IT
303-735-7786
Dan Timmons Dan Timmons
IT Director
IT
303-492-7579

Task Force

PhotoNameContact Information
photo Christopher Bowman
Distinguished Professor • James and Catherine Patten Endowed Chair • Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry • Co-Director of the NSF I/UCRC for Fundamentals and Applications and Photopolymerizations
Chemical and Biological Engineering
 (303) 492-3247
photo Virginia Ferguson
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
photo Meredith Betterton
Associate Professor
Physics
303-735-6135
photo David Bortz
Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics
(303) 492-4668
photo Elizabeth Bradley
Professor
Computer Science
+1(303)492-5355
photo Bob Camley
Director, UCCS - Biofrontiers Institute • Distinguished Professor
Physics
719-255-3512
photo Sam Flaxman
Assistant Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
303.492.7184
photo James Goodrich
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
303.492.3273
photo Kenneth Krauter
Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
303.492.6693
photo Manuel Lladser
Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics
 01-303-492-0694
photo Corey Neu
Donnelly Family Endowed Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
photo Brad Olwin
Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
303.492.6816
photo Roy Parker
Professor • Cech-Leinwand Endowed Chair of Biochemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry
303-735-7780
photo Tom Perkins
Associate Professor • JILA Fellow • Physicist, Quantum Physics Division, NIST
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
303-492-5291
photo Sabrina Spencer
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
photo Alexis Templeton
Associate Professor
Geological Sciences
303-735-6069

Advisory Board

PhotoNameContact Information
David Botstein David Botstein
Chief Scientific Officer, Calico Life Sciences - South San Francisco, California
Jane Butcher Jane Butcher
Co-founder of the Butcher Symposia and Seed Grants Former Chair of the Conference on World Affairs Board Member, Foundation for National Progress
chris christoffersen Ralph E. (Chris) Christoffersen
Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures, Boulder CO
james collins James Collins
Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, Arizona State University
sean eddy Sean R. Eddy Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute • Professor, Harvard University
don elliman Donald (Don) M. Elliman Jr.
Chancellor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
William Freytag J. William Freytag
Former Chairman and CEO, Myogen, Boulder CO
David Goeddel David Goeddel
Managing Partner, The Column Group, San Francisco CA
Larry Gold Larry Gold
Chairman of the Board and Founder, SomaLogic, Boulder CO
Ginger Ginger L. Graham
Former President and CEO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego CA
John hickenlooper John Hickenlooper
Governor of Colorado
Ken Ken Hitchner
Partner & Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking Goldman Sachs, New York NY
Evan Jones Evan Jones
Managing Member, jVen Capital, LLC Washington DC
Tom King Thomas B. King
President and CEO, Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mountain View, CA
James James C.T. Linfield
Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish Boulder CO
Tom Maniatis Tom Maniatis
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics • Director of Precision Medicine • Columbia University
Carla Shatz Carla Shatz
Director, Bio-X, Stanford University Stanford CA
John Sie John J. Sie
Founder and Former Chairman, Starz Entertainment Group LLC Denver CO
Jean Thompson Jean L. Thompson
Former Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison • Past Chair of the Board, University of Colorado Foundation Boulder, CO