Phil Richardson, an author on a paper recently published in Nature, developed a love for bioinformatics in BioFrontiers' Robin Dowell's lab. His next move: pursuing a graduate degree in medical genomics.

Bioinformatics answers questions

June 5, 2015

Bioinformatics answers questions of cancer and career path Phil Richardson, an author on a paper recently published in Nature, developed a love for bioinformatics in BioFrontiers' Robin Dowell's lab. His next move: pursuing a graduate degree in medical genomics. At some point in school, we were taught that humans are...

Daniel Malmer is a second-year graduate student in the IQ Biology Interdisciplinary PhD program at BioFrontiers.

IQ Biology Blog: Computing Machinery and Mouse Genomes

March 10, 2015

I recently attended the 2014 Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) with fellow IQ Biology student Joey Azofeifa and our advisor Robin Dowell. The conference had many interesting talks, ranging from theory-heavy explanations of algorithm improvements to very applied talks on using...

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...

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...

BioFrontiers' Robin Dowell won a Faculty Early Career Development grant from the National Science Foundation.

CAREER scientist thrives at the intersection of research and teaching

March 21, 2014

Most university faculty divide their time between research activities, teaching and service to their institutions, sometimes putting in hundreds of hours weekly to accomplish the job’s demands. Being able to shine in all of these areas is a rare accomplishment, especially for newer faculty. For BioFrontiers faculty member Robin Dowell,...

Biofrontiers scientist Robin Dowell has a vision of understanding how genes affect disease susceptibility. Credit: G. Asakawa

Genotypes, phenotypes, alternators and faulty wiring

Nov. 19, 2012

Genotypes, phenotypes, alternators and faulty wiring Robin Dowell understands machines of all kinds. The MCD Biology assistant professor and BioFrontiers faculty member has been restoring old cars since she was 14 years old. She rebuilt her first engine with her dad, who is a petroleum engineer. It was a 1977...

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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...

Robin Dowell, Ph.D., recently received the Boettcher Award for early-career biomedical investigators.

Boettcher Investigator Envisions Personalized Medicine

Sept. 17, 2010

Dowell is an assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and will use her grant to advance research into why closely related people respond differently to drug treatments. Her work has the potential to assess more accurately the efficacy of specific treatments for individual patients. “The rapid drop in...