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Teachers turn out for professional development workshop Microbes and Mental Health

March 1, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, Colorado middle and high school teachers came to the CU Boulder main campus to attend a Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) workshop. The workshop, Microbes and Mental Health: Getting the Dirt on Your Health, is one of the most popular workshops BSI has recently developed. Participating teachers...

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Ready... Set... Science! workshop series wraps up for the year

Feb. 8, 2018

On February 3, middle and high school teachers from around the Denver metro area gathered in the Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) Classroom on the CU Boulder main campus for the third of three BSI workshops focused on science teaching strategies. The 2017-18 workshop series consisted of three Saturdays where teachers...

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BSI student researchers publish in scientific journals as undergraduate co-authors

Feb. 7, 2018

A number of current and former BSI-funded undergraduate students have co-authored scientific journal articles published in the last few months. CU Boulder alumni William Van Patten and Ayush Adhikari, who both worked in the lab of Dr. Thomas Perkins of MCDB & JILA during their time as undergraduate researchers, have...


BSI Scholars summer research program applications now available

Jan. 22, 2018

Applications are available online and the Biological Sciences Initiative is accepting submissions for the BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research summer 2018 program. The program, a funding and professional development program for full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students, runs this year from May 11 to August 11, 2018. Applications from students currently...

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Two alumni present at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Dec. 6, 2017

BSI regularly funds student researchers to attend the Society for Neuroscience's Annual Meeting conference, and this year was no different. Two students who worked in the Maier/Watkins lab presented their research at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting. Kristi Bartholomay and Isabella Fallon, who both graduated in May, presented on...

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Former BSI-funded student excels in the classroom and on the cross country trail

Dec. 5, 2017

The Pac-12 has announced the 2017 All-Academic Teams, and cross country runner Christian Martin, who received research funding through the BSI Scholars program over the 2017 summer term, was named to the second team. Martin is a senior and an international affairs major who conducted research in the lab of...

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Two BSI-funded former students publish research with Dr. Christopher Lowry

Nov. 27, 2017

Two previous recipients of BSI student research awards are co-authors on a recent scientific article published with Dr. Christopher Lowry of Integrative Physiology. Christopher Brazell and Andrew Lamb, both 2014 graduates of CU Boulder's Integrative Physiology undergraduate major, contributed research to the article that was published in Brain, Behavior, and...

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Congratulations to EBIO Professor Alex Cruz on his Retirement

Nov. 17, 2017

Dr. Cruz was honored yesterday surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and former students. His 44-year career here at CU is punctuated by many research contributions on bird and fish behavior; and ecology. The University has recognized his teaching prowess by naming him a CU Presidential Teaching Scholar and by awarding...

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Dr. Leslie Leinwand named American Heart Association 2017 Distinguished Scientist

Nov. 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Leinwand on being named the American Heart Association's 2017 Distinguished Scientist! Dr. Leinwand, distinguished professor in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and the former principal investigator of BSI's funding grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been awarded the honor for her outstanding contributions to...

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BSI Scholar featured in CU publication highlighting novel research

Nov. 13, 2017

Junior Thomas Yao, a BSI student researcher in Dr. Joel Kralj's lab of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department at CU Boulder, is featured in a recent article from the Graduate School that illuminates the novel research occurring in the lab. A new technology developed by Dr. Kralj is...